Throughout the year, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence hosts national summits to share best practices and discuss major gun violence initiatives and policies.
“Prosecutors Respond to COVID-19” Virtual Summit
“The New Norm: Mass Shootings in America” Summit in Las Vegas
In October 2019, two years after the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history occurred on the Las Vegas Strip, prosecutors from 30 cities and counties across the country convened to discuss a prosecutor’s role in preventing, protecting, and prosecuting mass shootings.
“Guns and Kids” Summit in Houston
In February 2019, big-city prosecutors and public health and safety experts from across America convened for a summit on the intersection of gun violence and young people.
Legislative Summit in Washington D.C.
In November 2017, in the wake of the Las Vegas concert shooting, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence convened in Washington D.C. to urge Congress to take action to end gun violence. Specifically, we spoke out against the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, urged Congress to enact a ban on bump stocks, and opposed the SHARE Act, which would end a ban on silencers.
In April 2017, our summit focused on gun markets and included panels on identifying markets, using social media to disrupt trafficking, and gun violence prevention.
Guns and Gangs—Ending the Violence Summit in Los Angeles
In May of 2016, we brought together nationally-recognized leaders in law enforcement, academia, public policy, and health to discuss effective strategies to stem the tide of gun violence tied to gangs.
Domestic Violence and Gun Crimes Summit in Portland
In November 2015, our Pacific Northwest summit included panels on firearm dispossession and recovery and protocols for getting firearms out of the hands of the abuser.
Mental Health and Gun Violence Summit in Miami
In March 2015, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence met to address the nexus between gun violence and mental health. Our summit included panels on the criminalization of mental illness, address myths regarding the link between mental disorder and violence, and what we can learn from Sandy Hook.
Gun Violence Prevention Summit in Atlanta
In October 2014, Prosecutors Against Gun Violence convened for the first time in Atlanta, Georgia. Working sessions focused on PAGV’s policy priorities and the connections between guns and gang violence, mental health, and domestic violence.