Los Angeles, CA—On Thursday, Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer will be joined at a press conference by gun violence survivors and Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) executive director Josh Horwitz to discuss implementation of California’s Gun Violence Restraining Order (GVRO) law. Feuer will also announce the launch of a program to aid individuals in obtaining a GVRO with the assistance of pro-bono lawyers, and speak about efforts to enact GVRO laws in other jurisdictions around the country.

California’s groundbreaking GVRO law took effect on January 1, 2016 and provides an important tool for immediate family members and law enforcement to temporarily disarm individuals that are known to be at a heightened risk of violence to self and/or others.

Details about the event are as follows:


Press conference discussing the implementation of California’s new Gun Violence Restraining Order law


Thursday, January 7, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.


Speakers at the press conference will include:

Mike Feuer         
Los Angeles City Attorney, Co-Chair Prosecutors Against Gun Violence

Bob Weiss  
Father of Veronika Weiss, killed at UC-Santa Barbara shooting in Isla Vista

Patricia Maisch        
Hero of 2011 Tucson shooting that injured Congresswoman Gabby Giffords

Josh Horwitz, JD       
Executive Director, Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence


City Attorney Press Conference Room
200 N. Main Street, Suite 800
Los Angeles, CA

Media interested in attending this event must be prepared to show valid credentials and/or photo ID.

The press conference will also be livestreamed online through the Ed Fund Twitter account, @EFSGV.

The Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence (Ed Fund) is the 501(c)(3) sister organization of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. The organization has engaged in a number of successful public education campaigns over the years aimed at reducing gun death and injury. The Ed Fund can be found on Twitter.