Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT) called for a "national commission on mass violence" in the wake of the elementary school shooting in Newtown, Conn., during an appearance on "Fox News Sunday."
I think we need a national commission on mass violence. Not to be in place of anything else, the president or Congress or state governments might want to do. But, to make sure that the heart break and the anger that we feel now, is not dissipated over time, or lost in legislative gridlock.
I’ve got to tell you, this reminds me of the days and weeks after the terrorist attacks against us of 9/11. And, at one point, John McCain and I turned to each other and said, we can’t let this just go. We’ve got to create a national commission to investigate exactly the questions we’re asking about Newtown -- how could this have happened and is there anything we can do to try to prevent it from happening again?
Lieberman said he was in favor of re-instating the assault weapons ban and said that while not all gun violence can be stopped, the "strong our gun control laws are, the fewer acts of violence including mass violence that will happen in our society."