Statement on Passage of Gun Violence Prevention Legislation in New York

From PAGV co-chairs Manhattan DA Cy Vance, Jr. and LA City Attorney Mike Feuer:

“Today New York moves several steps closer to becoming the national model for reducing gun deaths that it really ought to be. Extreme Risk Protection Orders in particular are saving lives in states with active PAGV members like California and Oregon, and we are gratified that New York families and law enforcement could soon be similarly empowered to disarm domestic abusers and people in mental health crisis. As the co-founders of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, we applaud the pursuit of these strong, sensible and fair gun violence prevention laws, and we commend Governor Cuomo, legislative leaders and sponsors, and gun violence survivors who are working together to get this done.”