An independent commission in Maine is seeking subpoena power to access the military records of the shooter responsible for killing 18 people in the Lewiston mass shooting.

The commission investigating the tragic mass shooting in Lewiston, Maine, where 18 individuals were killed last month, held its inaugural meeting on the 20th of November in a bid to gain subpoena power from the Maine Legislature. This will enable them to acquire the military service records of Army reservist Robert Card, 40, who committed the massacre before taking his own life. Members of the commission voted unanimously to request this power highlighting the need to examine potential missed opportunities for preventing the incident. Robert Card was previously noted by law enforcement and service members for concerning behavior and had spent time in a psychiatric facility.