Reducing gun violence requires immediate action and bold leadership. As County Executive, Dave will bring together key stakeholders throughout the region, from the District Attorney to mayors, police, judges, school officials, and corporate leaders to instituting proven, evidence-based techniques to significantly reduce gun violence in our communities. It won’t be easy but it must be done. This is one of our County’s biggest problems.
Dave will utilize the model that has worked in other regions, some that have seen immediate reductions in gun violence by nearly 20% by calling for systemic cooperation from all interest groups to provide a robust civic response to gun violence. By identifying those involved in violence and anti-social behavior, and focusing on so-called “hot zones,” our worst offenders can be identified and prosecuted, removing their threat from our neighborhoods. At the same time, Dave will address social inequities and injustice, restoring credibility to our criminal justice system.