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Flag-Raising Ceremony Honors 3 Killed in Gilroy Shooting

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    Flag-Raising Ceremony Honors 3 Killed in Gilroy Shooting

    Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday honored the lives of the three people who were killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last month. Bob Redell reports.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2019)

    Santa Clara County officials on Tuesday honored the lives of the three people who were killed at the Gilroy Garlic Festival last month.

    The county's board of supervisors raised the U.S. and California flags at the county government building back to full staff. Both flags had been flying at half-staff in honor of 6-year-old Stephen Romero, 13-year-old Keyla Salazar and 25-year-old Trevor Irby.

    Later Tuesday, the board is expected to officially support the federal passage of a comprehensive assault weapons ban and to take steps toward a new ordinance regarding the safe storage of firearms.

    San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo has proposed an ordinance that would require gun owners in the South Bay city to obtain liability insurance for their weapons.

    "We've seen for decades how insurance can encourage drivers to be safer, how it encourages us to, for example, have cars with air bags in them," Liccardo said. "Those kinds of improvements are critical. And also, we know that premiums are higher if you want to let your 19-year-old drive your Chevy. That is the way that insurance helps us to regulate risk and reduce risk. And that's what's most critical about this. It's reducing harm."