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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -

Three West Virginia college leaders have joined a national call for stricter gun laws.

University of Charleston President Ed Welch, Bethany College President Scott Miller and Davis & Elkins Chancellor Michael Mihaylo are among more than 300 college leaders nationwide who've signed an open letter calling for stricter laws.

The effort was spearheaded last month by the presidents of Oglethorpe University and Agnes Scott College in Georgia.

Miller told the Charleston Gazette that a Bethany graduate's 6-year-old daughter was killed during the mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut.

Welch said a reasonable balance is needed between citizens' right to own guns and the misuse of weapons such as assault rifles that can cause mass destruction.

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