Milford Sikhs Worry About Religious Freedom After Wisconsin Shooting

At least seven people were killed when a gunman opened fire inside a Sikh Temple.

Seven people died today at the hands of a gunman when he engaged in gunfire at a Sikh temple, according to an article published on . 

Malkit Singh Gill, president of the New England Sikh Study Circle in Milford, said it’s unfortunate that religion is the cause for persecution in the land of the free.

“I think this is very tragic,” Gill said. “The country was founded on the belief that there should be no religious persecution.”

Gill said that there are more than 500,000 Sikhs in this country, and their temples are open to anyone, however he is unsure what comes after this.

“I need to be thinking about what the next step is for the temple. We are hard working peace loving people and it’s sad that one person is trying to put fear in to us,” Gill said.

Reports about the shooting say the gunman was 

bzriley August 05, 2012 at 11:22 PM
Horrifying, heartbreaking, sad day when peaceloving people can't gather together without fear, the worst part is gun violence is soaring in America, I just looked at the stats- USA vs ALL other countries- chilling-and, sadly, a reason the be fearful.
Juan Rivera August 06, 2012 at 01:25 AM
This is sad,man. We really need to ban all gun in this country. We don't need them they are only bad.
Shadow 24 August 06, 2012 at 10:12 AM
Yeah... Thats the answer. Ban all guns so that when the cops arrive the gunman can shoot them as well. Brilliant tactics! If guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.
Juan Rivera August 06, 2012 at 04:12 PM
shadow- your wrong, man. Nobody needs guns. All they do is kill people. Don't you watch the news? Only crimainals need guns man.
UglyHat August 06, 2012 at 05:22 PM
No Juan, it is you who is wrong. Banning all guns would not have changed anything in this tragic scenario.
Shadow 24 August 07, 2012 at 02:50 AM
This was a trajic incident, and my thought go out to the people affected by it. Juan, This is where you are wrong. Crack, Heroin, Cocaine, Cuban cigars, Driving without a license, Drunk driving, etc, etc, etc.... All of those are banned... But guess what. People still do all of the above every day! Banning guns would only ensure that we would not be able to respond to criminals with guns. Let me put it another way. I went to to the new Batman movie the day after the tradgedy in Coloradol. My family was naturally cautios, apprehensive, and scared a bit by going in to the movie given what happened the night before. My family and I took great comfort walking in when we saw that there was an officer posted inside the theater. An armed officer! Guns do not kill people. People kill people with guns. A gun is an item like anything else, a tool if you will, to do with as you please. This incident is tragic, and unfortunate, but if there were no guns for this deranged person to do this, he might have used a steak knife in a restaurant. Or think of it this way... If ther was an armed air marshall aboard the aircraft during 911, thousands of lives might have been saved. Your argument is ludicrous and unconstitutional.


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