Sandy Hook Advisory Commission meets for first time

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    HARTFORD, CT (CNN) -- It's a momentous task; sifting through school safety rules, gun control laws and mental health issue to see how or if the Sandy Hook shooting could have been prevented. The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission met for the first time Thursday.

    What caused Adam Lanza to kill 20 children and six women at Sandy Hook Elementary could remain a mystery. Lanza's mental health may not be something investigators can reveal. Danbury States Attorney Steven Sedensky says, "It may not be something we will be able to provide given privileges that are available on mental health histories."

    Lanza's medical records could be kept private because of certain confidentiality laws. Scott Jackson, Sandy Hook Advisory Commission member says, "That was a singular event with a singular individual, I would hope that our recommendations would be a little more broad than that."

    The investigation into sandy hook could take several more months. As for the commission, their recommendations are expected in March. At the same time, a bi-partisan committee of lawmakers is expected to come up with their own ideas and legislation. Their deadline is next month. Rep. Joe Markley says, "At some point they are going to put a bill together I think it's important to come back before the public and the experts and given them a chance to comment on what we have crafted."

    Those who support gun control feel people are looking for change. Ron Pinciaro with CT Against Gun Violence says, "We have reached the tipping point; we have to do something and we have to do something big."

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