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January 5, 2016

STATEMENT OF PAGV CO-CHAIRS CYRUS R. VANCE, JR. AND MIKE FEUER ON PRESIDENT OBAMA’S EXECUTIVE ACTIONS TO COMBAT GUN VIOLENCE Click For More

Today we were honored to join law enforcement partners, advocates, faith leaders, victims of gun violence, and their families, in the East Room of the...|

"Today we were honored to join law enforcement partners, advocates, faith leaders, victims of gun violence, and their families, in the East Room of the White House as President Obama signed into law a series of executive actions which will help reclaim communities coast to coast from the bloodshed wrought by illegal guns.

"As prosecutors we know all too well that violent gun offenders routinely skirt background checks by obtaining weapons through 'private sales' at gun shows and online marketplaces. By contrast, traditional gun retailers have prevented more than two million prohibited persons from obtaining firearms through mandatory background checks of potential buyers. Requiring more gun sellers to obtain licenses and perform these checks is a common-sense measure that will save countless American lives.

"As co-chairs of our nonpartisan coalition, we applaud President Obama's commitment to stemming the tide of gun violence, and recommit the expertise of our member prosecutors to advance federal progress on this crucial public health and safety issue."


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