Nixon May Explore Legislation In Wake Of Newtown, Conn. Mass Shooting

Dec 17, 2012

Governor Jay Nixon (D) on Monday stopped short of saying that Missouri needs any new laws regarding gun control, mental illness or school safety – but he did tell reporters that his administration may call for legislation designed to better protect school children from tragedies like the one last week Newtown, Conn.

“When things this traumatic occur, I think it causes in all of us in public policy to have a conversation with ourselves and be prepared to have a conversation with Missourians and other policy leaders about what we can do to minimize the possibility of something of this nature happening in our state," Nixon said.

Nixon would not confirm if he plans to mention the tragedy or any related issues during his State of the State Address, which is slated for sometime next month.

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