Statement of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence Co-Chairs Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. and Mike Feuer on Florida Mass Shooting

June 12, 2016

“We stand shoulder to shoulder with the people of Orlando and the LGBT community worldwide as we mourn the lives lost in this unconscionable attack. Now is the time for our legislative leaders to show resolve. Congress must move immediately to remove assault weapons from the hands of the next would-be terrorist.

“On this most somber of days, we know the FBI and our law enforcement partners in Florida will investigate this senseless and hateful attack and secure some measure of justice for the families of those who perished or have been injured. All our thoughts and prayers are with them.”