Two years ago, our hearts were shattered by the senseless slaughter of so many innocent people, some with ties to Los Angeles. We continue to think of them, of their families, of the hundreds injured and the countless lives broken. We also remember the heroism of the first responders and the humanity of the thousands who waited for hours to give blood.
This memory, and too many like it, compels us to honor victims with action. And this weekend, I will join leading prosecutors from across the nation for a bi-partisan summit in Las Vegas examining The New Norm: Mass Shootings in America. Our overarching goal is to advance prosecutorial and policy solutions to end our nation’s gun violence crisis.
What we said two years ago, and in numerous instances since, remains true: this crisis demands leadership. The outright refusal by Congress to take even the smallest step to prevent it enables the next attack and dishonors the memories of everyone impacted by gun violence.