Violence Policy Center Statement on Mass Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, CA

For Release: Monday, July 29, 2019

Following the mass shooting Sunday at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, reportedly with an assault-type rifle that left three dead and 12 wounded, Violence Policy Center Executive Director Josh Sugarmann issued the following statement:

“Yet another public event designed to bring people together has been destroyed by gunfire, claiming innocent lives and changing families and a community forever. The shooter, reportedly dressed in military garb and carrying an assault-type rifle, is the result of a gun industry that embraces militarization and heightened lethality in the design, production, and marketing of its products. Until the gun industry is held fully accountable for its dangerous actions, these horrific attacks will continue unabated.”



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