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Sandy Hook Advisory Commission releases interim report

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HARTFORD, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Gov. Dannel Malloy received an interim report from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission that has outlined areas of consideration on the issues from gun violence prevention and school safety, among others.

"All of us in government have engaged in a lengthy debate on the best way to move forward following the horrific events of Dec. 14. The interim report from the commission represents another step in identifying the policies and laws that will make our children and, indeed, our entire state safer," Malloy said in a statement.

Malloy said the recommendations on school safety are worthy of consideration as budget negotiations continue.

"As you know, I have proposed and the General Assembly is considering a set of strong, common sense measures that includes universal background checks, stricter firearm storage requirements, restrictions on the size of magazines, and a total ban on the sale or purchase of many dangerous weapons, including the weapon used in the Sandy Hook massacre," Malloy said in the statement. "While I do not advocate a retroactive ban on the possession of firearms that are legally owned under current law, there are residents of our state who support such measures, and their views, along with the views of the staunchest defenders of the Second Amendment, have a place in this conversation."

Malloy said he believes meaningful legislation can be passed that will achieve common-sense gun violence prevention measures.

Some of the recommendations from the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission to Malloy include:

  • Registration of all firearms
  • Universal background checks for all gun sales and transfers
  • Require the renewal of firearms permits on a regular basis
  • Impose a ban on the possession or sale of all armor-piercing and incendiary bullets
  • Allow ammunition to only be purchased for  registered firearms
  • Limit the amount of ammunition that can be purchased at one time
  • Require trigger locks be provided at the time of sale or transfer of any firearm
  • Require all firearms in a home be stored in a locked container
  • Require all exterior doors in K-12 schools be equipped with hardware capable of a full perimeter lockdown
  • Develop an All-Harards Threat and Risk Assessment Security Recommendations tool to all schools and daycare centers statewide
  • Assign a full-time state emergency planner to review and comment on school emergency plans
  • Require background screenings for all school staff

To read the entire report, click here.

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