Richard Martinez, whose only child, 20-year-old Chris Michael-Martinez, died Friday when a deranged misogynist went on a shooting spree at UCSB, is angry as hell:
In addition to the lunatic who shot his son, Mr. Martinez blames the NRA and “gutless bastards” who knuckled under to the gun lobby after Sandy Hook when they rejected sensible gun control measures like expanded background checks that are supported by the overwhelming majority of Americans. Mr. Martinez is mad at the right people.
Martinez is reportedly meeting with the shooter’s father to ask him to join the effort to toughen gun safety laws. I wish him success, but sadly, I don’t see this latest atrocity changing anything.
Nor will the news today that another young man in Isla Vista was found in possession of an arsenal after he accidentally fired a round through a shared wall of his apartment building. Maybe he was planning his own copycat mass killing spree.
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