The flags were lowered to honor the victim's of the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting.
#HAPPENINGNOW Santa Clara Co. Board of Supervisors are raising the flags outside the government building. Supervisor Chavez says it’s about “reclaiming strength.” The flags were lowered after the #gilroygarlicfestivalshooting pic.twitter.com/heqRK5bN51— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) August 13, 2019
Tuesday morning, county supervisors raised the flags as the family of 13-year-old Keyla Salazar tearfully watched along. Salazar was killed in the shooting.
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"Whether or not I get all the money on the world or the things in the world, the person I lost will never be back with us," Katiuska Pimentel, Salazar's aunt, said.
Supervisor Chavez said a recommendation for the county supervisors to support a resolution to ban assault weapons would be made on Tuesday. The plan is for the recommendation to be sent to the federal government in an effort to share their concerns and desire to take action.
This is the aunt of 13-year-old Keyla Salazar. Her niece was killed in the #gilroygarlicfestivalshooting. She spoke to the Santa Clara Co. Board of Supervisors today. Two supervisors will recommend the group supports a resolution to ban assault weapons today. #ABC7Now pic.twitter.com/CfTzu7Pm5J— Jobina Fortson (@JobinaFortson) August 13, 2019
"Really it puts the emphasis on us nationally across the country," Chavez said. "Being able to say, 'you all deal with it at the federal level or you're forcing us to do it at the local level.' What's significant about that is that we get a lot of push back even from the state and federal government when we try to do our own regulations. I think the federal government has really given us no choice."
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