In a heartbreaking presser, Richard Martinez, the father of 20-year-old UCSB shooting victim Christopher Martinez, cried out in horror over his son's death and heaped a ton of blame on the gun crazy culture that the NRA and politicians has been promoting and cultivating for so long.
May 25, 2014

In a heartbreaking presser, Richard Martinez, the father of 20-year-old UCSB shooting victim Christopher Martinez, cried out in horror about the senseless deaths that have been piling up from the increase in mass shootings. He also heaped a ton of blame on the gun crazy culture that the NRA has been promoting and cultivating.

CNN:

Martinez's father gave a wrenching statement to the news media Saturday afternoon.

He was "a really great kid" whose "death has left our family lost and broken," Richard Martinez said.

"Our family has a message for every parent out there: You don't think it will happen to your child until it does," the visibly emotional parent said, his voice rising to a shout in obvious agony.


"Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights, what about Chris' right to live?" he continued.

"When will this insanity stop?" he said. "When will enough people say, stop this madness, we don't have to live like this? Too many have died. We should say to ourselves -- not one more."

Our hearts go out to him and those that have been devastated by these unconscionable crimes.

He was in pain enough to speak out against NRA and the corrupt politicians that have been paid off by them to promote guns over people every chance they get.

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