December 12th, 2013
12:04 PM ET

Newtown: One Year Later

Saturday will mark one year since 20 young children and six educators lost their lives in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary.

Matthew Lysiak,  author of  "Newtown: An American Tragedy,"  spoke to "New Day's" Chris Cuomo on Thursday.

Lysiak went into detail about the shooter Adam Lanza and discussed how mental illness needs to be addressed more in this country.

"If we don't do something to treat these violently ill people, then this trend is going to continue. You can talk about all these other issues and they might be important in their own right, but nobody's ever explained to me a gun law that could have been passed that could have prevented this. Nancy bought these guns legally. She broke the law and gave them to her son who is extremely disturbed, so moving forward, we have to do something to figure out what to do with these sick people."

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