A violent shooting left four people dead including the gunman and many injured at an annual food festival called the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Northern California. The shooting victims also include several children. The incident is making people demand stricter gun control laws.
About Shooting at Gilroy Garlic Festival
Tragedy struck at this year’s Gilroy Garlic Festival when reportedly two gunmen opened fire at a group of attendees on Sunday resulting in the death of 4 and injuring 15. According to the police, it was on the third day of the festival when the gunmen crept through an opening in one of the fences and evaded all security measures. Once they opened fire, the police acted swiftly and engaged them; this resulted in the death of one shooter.
Gilroy Garlic Festival is a three-day-long annual food festival held in Northern California. It comprises of various food stalls, competitions and music performances from various bands. In short, the festival is a celebration of culture and food.
Citizens Are Calling For Stricter Gun Regulation
People in the United States and other countries in light of increasing gun violence have been calling for the stricter implementation of gun laws to prevent any unwanted incidents from occurring again. After the Christchurch mosque shootings that resulted in the death of fifty-one, there has been an increase in the call for gun control laws. The recent incident has made people voice their concern with a firm stance.
How People Are Reacting To the Shooting
It seems for many Americans this incident is the nail in the head and they are demanding that stricter gun laws be introduced.
Shooting incidents are occurring right and left. Places that were once considered to be safe or the safest are now the one most frequently targeted. schools or places of worship are common targets. The repeated occurrence of these shooting incidents is forcing people to question their safety and protection against harms.
Is the Man Not the Gun
After the occurrence of such an incident, it’s only logical that a person leans towards stricter gun controls, but unfortunately, some think vice versa and blame the man and not the gun.
There was also a criticism of those who had soft stance on doing business with gun industry.