We finally have a bipartisan agreement to address the national crisis of gun violence, and we urge the Senate to quickly build this framework into legislation and pass it into law.
The modest new gun restrictions and important new funding for mental health and school security are common-sense approaches to improving public safety and will help protect our communities from gun violence by giving law enforcement the necessary tools.
Senators Murphy, Cornyn, and their 18 colleagues from both sides of the aisle came together to find bipartisan agreement on reasonable measures that will save lives.
But we urge them to do more.
The Senate must keep working to pass more gun violence prevention measures that address firearms accessibility, such as banning assault weapons and implementing universal background checks.
This crisis transcends politics.
And we are at a moment when people across the nation are so outraged by mass shootings and everyday gun violence that action cannot wait.
We stand ready now to work with Congress to keep Americans safe and help law enforcement prevent gun violence.
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence is a non-partisan coalition of prosecutors serving over 60 million Americans in 24 states across the country. Since 2014, we have been at the forefront of the fight against gun violence.