At least 3 people died yesterday during the Gilroy Garlic Festival, one of the state of California’s most famous festivals after a man opened fire on innocent civilians. Gilroy law enforcement told reporters that the shooter may have netered the festival unseen, through a creek near the packing area.
19 year-old Santino William Legan, of Italian and Iranian decent, is suspected of killing 3 and injuring 15 innocents at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, in California, around 5:30PM- 6:00PM. He was reported to have past security altogether by cutting his way through a fence which allowed him access to the crowds from which he laid down fire with an AK-47.
However, Gilroy Chief of Police, Scott Smithee made some reference to an accomplice which may or may not have engaged in the shooting as well. It is still unclear if the shooter was alone and the motive for this horrific act is yet unknown. Though there has been some speculation of a motive from a recently deleted Instagram account, supposedly belong to the suspect himself, which contained 3 posts which were made before the attack.
One of the posts gave an image of Smokey the Bear saying “Fire Danger High Today,” With the caption, “Read Might Is Right by Ragnar Redbeard. Why overcrowd towns and pave more open space to make room for hordes of mestizos and Silicon Valley white twats?”
Might is Right Survival of the Fittest, a book written in 1890, criticized many beliefs of power, in Christianity, Democracy, Judaism, and many more outlet on the basis that power is the only way to establish what is morally right, not doctrine. It takes many stabs at what is conventionally agreed to be morally right, and even contains anti-Semitic, racist, and sexist diction. The book itself may serve as some revelation to the shooter’s motive.
Among the 15 injured, 13-year-old Keyla Salazar, Trevor Irby, and Stephen Romero are confirmed to have met their untimely ends during the attack. A video below shows people running in fear seconds after the shooting took place.
It is moments like this which beg the question,” is it truly time to ban guns, or is it time to stand up against these criminals by defending ourselves and each other with firearms?” Food for thought.