Mass­a­chu­setts House Speaker Robert DeLeo has named an eight-​​member panel to advise him on the way to address gun violence.

The Winthrop Demo­crat said he formed the group in the wake of the shooting in New­town, Conn., and other recent mass killings.

DeLeo said the group will sug­gest laws that would help avoid sim­ilar tragedies.

The panel will be led by North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Asso­ciate Dean Jack McDe­vitt and will include law enforce­ment offi­cials, edu­ca­tors and clinicians.

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