Prosecutors unite nationwide to fight gun violence

Sep 17, 2014 5:18 PM by News Staff

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Top prosecutors in the nation's two largest cities are rallying their colleagues across the country in a unique coalition to curb gun violence.

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer and Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced the formation of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence on Wednesday. They have already enlisted 23 prosecutors from major jurisdictions nationwide to join the non-partisan coalition.

Feuer says the first step will be convening a summit on gun violence prevention in Atlanta next month. Prosecutors will share strategies that have worked in their individual districts.

He says they will address guns and domestic violence, illegal gun trafficking, gangs and guns and mental illness and gun violence. In addition to devising new policies and practices, he said they hope to inspire legislators to act.

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