Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021 | 2 a.m.
Editor’s be aware: As he historically does each August, Brian Greenspun is popping over his Where I Stand column to others this month. In presenting this year’s collection of columns from group leaders, we really feel it is vital that our readers, attempting to emerge from the ravages of the pandemic, hear from among the individuals who may also help information us to raised tomorrows. Today’s visitor is Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson.
Until 2017, Oct. 1 was simply one other day of the year. Tragically, nevertheless, it’s now synonymous with the deadliest mass taking pictures in trendy American historical past — and it occurred in our group.
While high-profile mass shootings get a lot of the media consideration relating to gun violence, they really make up a comparatively small proportion of gun deaths. I don’t say this to recommend that mass shootings aren’t an incredible and tragic drawback, as a result of they’re. However, I believe it is very important acknowledge that the scope of the gun violence disaster is so massive that the variety of casualties ensuing from mass shootings is dwarfed by the hundreds of Americans who lose their lives to firearm suicide, group and home violence, and unintentional shootings every year.
As the Clark County district lawyer and a member of Prosecutors Against Gun Violence, I’m deeply dedicated to bettering the protection of my group, my state and my…