The governor has named the 16 members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, which will review school safety, gun control laws and regulations and mental health issues.
"This includes ensuring that our mental health system can reach those that need its help, looking for ways to make sure our gun laws are as tight as they are reasonable, and making certain that our law enforcement has the tools it needs to protect public safety, particularly in our schools," said Gov. Dannel P. Malloy in a statement Tuesday.
The commission will be led by Chairman Scott Jackson, who is the mayor of Hamden and has served on previous state boards.
"I've asked this group to join Chairman Scott Jackson so they can begin the task of taking a broad, systemic approach in crafting the recommendations that will lead to comprehensive legislative and policy changes that must occur following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School," Malloy said.
On Dec. 14, Adam Lanza, 20, shot and killed his mother as she slept in her bed. He then traveled the few miles to Sandy Hook Elementary School, where he proceeded to shoot out a security window, make his way into the building and kill 20 children and six adults. He then shot and killed himself as police made their way into the school.
The Connecticut State Police are still investigating the motive for the shooting.
The members of the commission are:
The commission will release its initial report on March 15.
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