Posted 5 years ago on May 29, 2014, 11:03 p.m. EST by WSmith
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Richard Martinez Rails Against NRA 'Stop This Madness!': Victim's Father Rips NRA
Guns and cars have long been among the leading causes of non-medical deaths in the U.S. By 2015, firearm fatalities will probably exceed traffic fatalities for the first time, based on data compiled by Bloomberg. (MORE): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=da974B1gSUw
Richard Martinez told the press: "Our son Chris Martinez and six others are dead. Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don't think it will happen to your child until it does."
After explaining how beloved his son was, and how hurtful his loss is for the family, Martinez took aim at those he believes should be held responsible for the mass shooting: Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris's right to live? When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, "Stop this madness!" Too many have died. We should say to ourselves, "Not one more!"
Chris Martinez was one of seven people (including the perpetrator) killed in a series of shootings on Friday evening in Isla Vista, California. The suspect, Elliot Rodger, was found dead in his vehicle after a brief police chase.
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ONE MILLION 'Not One More' POSTCARDS:
250,000 Americans Send Postcards to Political Leaders to Demand an End to Gun Violence
Everytown and Moms Launched Automatic Postcard Campaign Yesterday to Honor Wishes of Richard Martinez, Father of Santa Barbara Shooting Victim, Who Asked Americans to Send Postcards to Elected Officials Gun Violence Survivors and Experts Available to Speak on Martinez's
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Name 1 public service, right or privilege that doesn't get put on hold or suspended when it starts killing-off the general public? Just fucking GUNS!!!