FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 5, 2019
Joan Vollero, joan@prosecutorsAGV.org
Rob Wilcox, rob@prosecutorsAGV.org
PROSECUTORS TO CONVENE SUMMIT ON MASS SHOOTINGS IN LAS VEGAS
Las Vegas — On the heels of two horrific mass shootings, killing at least 30 and injuring more than 50 others in El Paso and Dayton, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence (PAGV) announced today that it will convene a national summit in Las Vegas on October 4th titled, The New Norm: Mass Shootings in America.
“Our nation’s children are growing up today in an America where mass shootings in our schools, houses of worship, workplaces and entertainment venues are commonplace —this cannot be,” said Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer, Co-Chairs of PAGV. “Our upcoming summit in Las Vegas will convene prosecutors from across the country with an array of experts in public safety, mental health, domestic terrorism, and other fields, to tackle the uniquely American problem of mass shootings.”
Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson will host the summit in Las Vegas two years after the deadliest mass shooting in United States history occurred on the Las Vegas Strip at the Route 91 Harvest music festival on October 1, 2017.
In connection with the summit, PAGV is partnering with the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, to produce a white paper on the issue of mass shootings in the United States.
PAGV is a non-partisan group of leading prosecutors focusing on gun violence prevention strategies ranging from policy advocacy to improve enforcement of existing laws. To stay up to date with PAGV’s progress, join the mailing list at ProsecutorsAGV.org, and follow PAGV on Facebook and Twitter.