San Francisco city officials are requesting Congress to pass tougher gun controls, days before the 18th anniversary of 101 California Street Shootings.
101 California Street shootings, a name given to a mass shooting that took place in San Francisco on July 1, 1993 killed nine people including the gunmen.
“The lawmakers should pass a bill that would ban large-capacity magazines with more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The law is similar to a federal law that was passed in 1994 which expired seven years ago,” Mercury news reported on Tuesday quoting San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon.
We have seen it over and over again, Gascon said during a news conference. Whether we are talking about Virginia Tech, talking about 101 California, certainly Tucson this year, the result of these events is very, very tragic.
Gian Luigi Ferri, a 55- year-old business man entered the office building on July 1, 1993 with semiautomatic weapons equipped with large-capacity magazines and opened fire.He killed eight and wounded six others before committing suicide.
The shooting incident is still fresh and had a national impact on the way laws were affected, Deputy Mayor of Public Safety Paul Henderson said.