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Giffords Law Center Applauds Establishment of CA Office of Gun Violence Prevention

Giffords Law Center has long championed this measure

San Francisco, CA — Today, Giffords Law Center’s Managing Director, Laura Cutilletta, joined California Attorney General Rob Bonta for the announcement that the California Department of Justice is launching an Office of Gun Violence Prevention.

Giffords Law Center Managing Director Laura Cutilletta:

“In 2020, 3,449 Californians died from gun violence. While we have some of the strongest gun laws in the country, this number is unacceptable, and there remains much work that needs to be done to save lives. We have long recognized the need for and championed the creation of a statewide gun violence prevention office to provide expert leadership and coordination. 

“Throughout his time in office, Attorney General Bonta has been a steadfast partner of Giffords Law Center and a champion for gun safety. We applaud Attorney General Bonta for establishing the Office of Gun Violence Prevention and we look forward to working closely with the office to explore the public health solutions to our gun violence epidemic that we know work to save lives.”

RESOURCES: The new California Office of Gun Violence Prevention webpage.


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