Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr., and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, co-chairs of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, today released the following joint statement:
"Here we are again. Another day, another mass shooting. Yesterday, a lone gunman killed eight people and wounded seven others in Indianapolis. These human beings were going about their daily lives when the unthinkable happened. But sadly, we know this kind of mass carnage is no longer unthinkable, it has become commonplace. It must be stopped. Our members - prosecutors across the country - will be meeting with U.S. senators in the coming days to discuss ways to enact commonsense gun violence prevention legislation. Together, as Americans, we can find a path forward to end this crisis."
PAGV is an independent coalition of 46 prosecutors serving over 60 million Americans in 24 states across the country working toward solutions to end gun violence. The group brings together prosecutors to discuss policies, legislation, and strategies to help prevent and confront gun violence in their jurisdictions. Since 2014, PAGV has held more than a dozen national forums on a range of topics, from gun crimes committed in the home, to safe storage, to illegal firearms trafficking, to mass shootings. PAGV has issued a nationwide blueprint on removing guns from domestic abusers, and a resource guide on preventing mass shootings and prosecuting mass shooters. The organization has also filed amicus briefs in several important cases, including those pertaining to ghost guns and gun licensing.