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Va. Tech shooting expert urges Conn. not to rush

10:54 AM, Jan 24, 2013   |    comments
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Virginia Law Professor Richard Bonnie, a consultant to then-Virginia Gov. Tim Kane's review panel, said Thursday it could take members of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission two years to finish their work.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, who created the panel, said he understands the process should be deliberative, but urged members to forward any early ideas for possible legislative action this session. Bonnie said the Virginia Tech commission also forwarded some early recommendations.

Bonnie warned that acting prematurely could lead to "disproportionate responses," such as eroding privacy rights of the mentally ill.

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