Brady Joins Lawsuit on Behalf of Victims of Gilroy Garlic Festival Mass Shooting on Second Anniversary of the Shooting

Brady Legal joins suit against gun manufacturer Century Arms LLC for irresponsibly and unlawfully marketing and selling the assault rifle used in the deadly mass shooting at the 2019 Gilroy Garlic Festival.

San Francisco, California, July 28, 2021 - Today, Brady Legal joins Scarlett Law Group on behalf of the victims and families affected by the July 28, 2019, mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in seeking damages and injunctive relief from Century Arms LLC, for marketing and selling the WASR-10 military-style assault rifle used in the shooting. The gun was used to kill three people and wound 17 at the festival.

Randall H. Scarlett of Scarlett Law Group shared:

“We welcome Brady Legal as we combine to make a meaningful difference to the lives of those irreparably changed by the events occurring at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in 2019. As plaintiffs’ legal team, we are honored to have been asked to serve, and we look forward to moving these cases forward to a just and deserved result.”

Brady Chief Counsel and Vice President of Legal Jonathan Lowy explained:

“The victims and survivors of the assault weapon mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival will never be the same, but they have summoned the courage to take action to prevent others from suffering as they have. They have brought this lawsuit to stop the deliberate, irresponsible and unlawful sale and marketing of military-style weapons that are so commonly used in mass attacks on Americans, in hopes of stopping future tragedies and saving more families from this pain. We look forward to proving our case in court.”

About This Case:

Filed by Scarlett Law Group in November 2019 on behalf of 12 victims and families of the 2019 mass shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival, this suit alleges negligence, multiple liability charges, and wrongful death. Today’s filing includes an amended complaint to include product liability, negligence, and public nuisance charges against Century Arms LLC., the distributor that channeled the firearm used in the shooting.

About the 2019 Mass Shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival:

The Gilroy Garlic Festival has been held annually on the last full weekend in July at Christmas Hill Park in Gilroy, California since 1979. On July 28, 2019, an individual entered the festival, while armed with a WASR-10 semi-automatic rifle that was equipped with a 75-round drum magazine, wearing a bulletproof vest, and carrying five additional 40-round magazines. This individual then attacked festival goers, killing three while an additional 17 people were injured. Police confronted the shooter, who died by suicide.


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