Community Grieves for Gilroy, California Gun Laws in the Spotlight

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GILROY, CALIFORNIA - JULY 29: A man walks beneath a sign advertising the nearby Gilroy Garlic Festival after a mass shooting took place at the event on July 29, 2019 in Gilroy, California. Three victims were killed and at least a dozen were wounded before police officers killed the suspect.  (Mario Tama/Getty Images)

The city of Gilroy continues to grieve the deadly shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival that injured 12 people and left four dead on Sunday, including two children and the gunman. Gilroy Police Chief Scot Smithee identified Santino William Legan, the grandson of former Santa Clara supervisor Tom Legan, as the alleged gunman. Gilroy police, with assistance from the FBI, are continuing to investigate the motives behind the deadly attack. Forum checks in with the latest news from Gilroy and discusses the efficacy of California's gun laws.


Katie Orr, politics and government reporter, KQED

Peter Leroe-Muñoz, city councilmember, Gilroy

Peter Arcuni, reporter, KQED

Lois Beckett, senior reporter, The Guardian U.S.