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Study of guns, mental illness sought

Robert A. DeLeo began his third term as House speaker Wednesday by announcing that, following the Newtown, Conn., school massacre, he wants to bring together lawmakers and specialists to study the “dangerous intersection of guns and mental illness in schools and throughout society.”

“As we mourn the lives that fell there, we grapple with solutions,” DeLeo said. “While much of this hopefully will take place on the federal level, I ­believe that we must do whatever we can on the state level as well.”

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