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Friday, January 18, 2013

Newtown Task Force Begins With Moment of Silence

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By Mark Pazniokas

www.ctmirror.org

The Connecticut General Assembly’s task force on gun violence began work today with a moment of silence, a pledge of bipartisanship and a plea to pay special heed to the voices and needs of Newtown.

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The task force convened its first meeting today in Hartford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Public hearings will begin next week in Hartford on how the state should change its laws and policies on guns, school safety and mental health in response the shooting deaths of 26 students and staff at Newtown’s Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Senate President Pro Tem Donald E. Williams Jr., D-Brooklyn, urged the 50 legislators on the task force, or slightly more than a quarter of the entire legislature, “to be bold, to be strong and to be comprehensive in our work.”

Connecticut is moving more slowly—more deliberately, in the view of state lawmakers—than New York or the Obama administration in response to the tragedy, a pace called appropriate by a new lawmaker from Newtown.

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Posted 01/18 at 10:12 PM

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