Two Other Senators Calling For National Commission To Look At Mass Shootings

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators are calling for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a colleague says she’s pushing to ban the sale of military-style assault weapons.

The proposals are among the first to come from Congress in the wake of Friday’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

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Sen. Joe Lieberman, a Connecticut independent, tells “Fox News Sunday” that a national commission could be used to scrutinize the nation’s gun laws, mental health system and the role that violent video games and movies might play in shootings.

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Also on Fox, Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., agreed and said it’s time the nation reflected in a “thoughtful way.”

Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California tells NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she’ll revive her plan to ban new assault weapons.

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