Malloy's Newtown panel to discuss early report

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's commission that's reviewing the Newtown school shooting is deciding what to include in an interim report to the governor.

The 16-member Sandy Hook Advisory Commission is scheduled to meet Friday to discuss possible early recommendations, as well as items that need further consideration. The group is expected to release the interim report publicly on Monday.

Malloy's panel of experts is charged with reviewing current policy and making recommendations on school safety, mental health and gun violence prevention.

Also Friday, legislative leaders were scheduled to continue closed-door talks on a possible bipartisan package of law changes that address the Dec. 14 massacre. Lawmakers are expected to review the interim recommendations from Malloy's group.

The leaders have said the General Assembly may vote on a bill this month.

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jrs, Bloomberg and his Mayors against Illegal Guns (ironic since about a dozen are felons) contribute more to political candidates than the NRA does. To say the NRA does not have a vested interest in preserving the 2nd amendment is pure BS. If the second amendment doesn't exist, who will be members? Thinking the NRA only supports Republicans is also laughable. Look to the Senate Majority Leader. If you don't know who that is, I'll give you a hint his first name is Harry! Keep supporting the media talking points.
What do Larry Potterfield, Ronnie Barrett, Peter Brownell and George Kollitides have in common? They're all CEOs of weapon manufacturers. They are also either on the Board of Directors or have very influential positions at the NRA.Combine this with the fact that tens of millions of dollars are contributed to the NRA by weapons manufacturers and its clear to see that the NRA does not represent the public or its own members. The NRA could care less about your Second Amendment Rights. They could less about whether the mentally or convicted criminals get a hold of assault weapons. What the NRA represents is the gun industry. If they make profits great. If they use a disaster such as the killing of 20 six year olds to create fear to promote more gun sales that is the role of the NRA.In 2012, the NRA ranked near the top 1% of organizations in contributions to candidates, the top 4% in lobbying expenditures and the top 5% in outside spending. Its bribery of the Republican Party has led to many gun reform measures. Two well known examples are the Todd Tiahart Amendments passed in 2003 making it harder for law enforcement to aggressively pursue criminals that buy and sell illegal guns and a 2005 Act introduced by Larry Craig, than House representative from Idaho, that allowed the firearm industry immunity from lawsuits from victims of gun violence. Strengthening background checks, banning assault weapons and limiting magazine capacity are just common sense. But every time there is a vote, the Republican Party unanimously votes against these bills.
On February 28, 2013, I phoned Governor Malloy's office to voice my concerns about HIS proposed gun-ban proposals. I asked the lady on the phone at (860-566-4840) whether the State Police forensics or crime scene reports from the Sandy Hook School shooting had been released. She didn't answer the question and as a result, I commented, how can Governor malloy produce a bill proposal when he doesn't have the FACTS. All I ask of our elected officials is for THE TRUTH!!!!!!!

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