Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. MyNewsLA.com photo
Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer. MyNewsLA.com photo

Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer was in New York City Monday for a national summit on gun violence prevention attended by some of the top prosecutors, legislators and law enforcement officers in the country.

“Keeping guns out of the hands of domestic abusers and those in crisis will save lives,” Feuer said.

“Prosecutors, law enforcement and legislators join in supporting these common-sense gun violence prevention measures because they’re based on solid evidence. These proposals deserve wide, bipartisan support.”

The summit brings together members of three groups — Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, American State Legislators for Gun Violence Prevention, and the National Law Enforcement Partnership to Prevent Gun Violence.

Feuer is co-chair of PAGV, which was formed in 2014 and includes attorneys from more than 30 jurisdictions, including New York, Seattle, Miami, Houston and Milwaukee.

At the conclusion of the summit Tuesday, the three groups are expected to formally announce a multi-state effort to enact state legislation on gun violence.

The effort includes proposals in 20 states to enable “extreme risk protection orders,” where family and law enforcement can petition a court to temporarily restrict access to firearms for people who are at risk of hurting themselves or others, and bills in five states to enact stronger laws aimed at removing guns from domestic abusers.

In 2014, California became the first state in the nation to enact a law empowering family members as well as law enforcement to request that a judge issue an ERPO.

— City News Service

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