Prosecutors from thirty major cities have formed a new group “to advance a cause on which Congress has failed miserably: treating the tens of thousands of gun casualties each year as an urgent public health and safety issue. It is a crisis that district attorneys confront on a daily basis, far from divisive debates about the Second Amendment.”
Prosecutors Against Gun Violence intends to exchange expertise and tactics developed to fight gun violence in gangs and in domestic abuse situations, track black market gun sellers, and deal with mental health issues as they relate to guns.
“We all have practices that can help each other get better,” said Manhattan district attorney and co-chair Cyrus Vance Jr.
Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams is also a member of the coalition.