Attorney Mark S. Davis of Davis Levin Livingston has been sought out to represent the family of Roldan Augustin, a 49-year-old civilian employee killed in the 2019 Pearl Harbor shooting. We are proud to advocate for the victims of gun violence and to be a part of the nationwide movement for stronger gun laws in the name of public safety.
As reported by KITV, the Pearl Harbor shooting was carried out by submarine sailor Gabriel Romero on December 4, 2019 when he opened fire while on duty at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. Mr. Augustin was not the only civilian employee to be injured — Mr. Romero also killed Vincent Kapoi Jr. and injured Roger Nakamine before taking his own life. This tragedy is among the many preventable shootings that have devastated our nation.
“Mr. Romero, age 22, had an extensive history that was untreated, undiagnosed, of mental problems,” Attorney Davis told KITV. “He sought help many times. The Navy has known for a long time there's a lot of mental health issues in the submarine community and others.”
In pursuing this case, Attorney Davis and the Augustin family are working with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to strengthen gun laws. Together, they aim to have stricter requirements for purchasing firearms implemented, including a mandatory background check. Attorney Davis also asserts the need for better, more comprehensive mental health counseling for individuals whose jobs require them to carry weapons.
As Attorney Davis told KITV, the fight for stronger gun laws may be a long and difficult one, but it is well worth fighting if it means saving other families from being touched by tragedy.
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