Conn. gov's panel issues early gun control ideas

Mar 19, 2013

Credit Jared Benedict

A commission reviewing the deadly Newtown school shooting for Connecticut's governor is recommending universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers, the registration of all firearms, and bans on high-capacity magazines and possession or sale of guns capable of firing more than 10 rounds of ammunition without reloading.

The panel also believes Connecticut officials should consider requiring all K-12 classrooms to be equipped with doors that can be locked from the inside and hardware that's capable of implementing a full perimeter lockdown.

Those and other ideas are included in the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission's interim report to Governor Dannel Malloy, submitted yesterday.

Chairman Scott Jackson says the group plans to continue its work, focusing on mental health services. Members expect to present a final report within the year.

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