Skip to comments.Not One More, Crusading father whose son was shot dead by 'virgin killer'
Posted on 05/27/2014 7:49:44 PM PDT by ealgeone
The grieving father of one of the six students shot dead by the 'virgin killer' in California on Friday, led a rousing call for a change in gun laws at a memorial today.
As Richard Martinez addressed a crowd of about 20,000 who gathered for the University of California Santa Barbara memorial, the crowd got to their feet and joined his chant of 'Not One More'.
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However, the focus on calling for an end to gun violence is missing the mark. The focus should be on the mental condition of the young man who committed these crimes which he did with a knife, a gun and a car.
Sadly, already liberal politicians are calling for additional unconstitutional gun control. The libs never waste an opportunity.
It’s as much the media as libs. They showcase these grieving parents to reach their goal of total gun control.
The sad thing is, these people need to blame someone or something so of course they lash out. Then the slimeballs in D.C. and the media exploit their grief.
These people have no shame.
Agreed. And what about the knife that he killed his first three victims with? The boy had serious mental issues and I can’t help but think this fathers rant was arranged by a Hoolywood handler or damage control specialist to deflect the real issue.
we need nut control, not gun control.
Any activism from the families of the stabbing victims?
Any media profiles of them?
Shot by a Hollywood enabled mental patient who refused to take his meds.
People say and do things when they are grief-stricken that - I think- ill give them a pass.
At least for awhile anyway.
One moment his son was a young healthy happy kid - and then poof - gone.
That is an enormous blow to deal with & I’m not going to doggy pile on the guy.
So the three people he stabbed to death don’t matter?
Had his son obtained his concealed carry, he would have had more of a chance than waiting for the police and a toe-tag.
I despise how reporters chase down people at their worse moments.
As a parent and grandparent I have sympathy for this father. As a believer in individual liberty I find his comments repulsive and expect him to be the next detestable media created Cindy Sheehan.
From what I’ve gleaned from the news stories it was the entitled elite killing their own.
Major scrutiny should be placed on his parents. It is their responsibility to prepare him for an uncaring world. It is those two who failed him and society so miserably.
This guy went political from the get-go, with a canned political response.
An activist found his microphone, and possibly a new career.
Agreed. My son died in 2005. He didn't die this way and I didn't act this way, but this man is beside himself and desperate for comfort, whether it's clapping audiences or anti-gun celebrities, wherever he can find it.
That he is in public this soon after his child's death is, to me, unusual and incomprehensible. Most people whose child was just murdered are balls of mush in bed trying to escape this world, not in any way interested in interacting with anyone.
A mentally deranged person killed his child. It's too easy to blame the tool the perpetrator used. Whether it is a rope, a gun, a knife or a buttload of pills mixed with a drink, the problem is the person, not his method.
Hollywood owns this, lock stock and barrel.
Elliot Rodger may have used machetes and hammer to murder house-mates in ‘killing chamber’
Drop him off in Watts and tell him to start collecting guns.
How many military families make the same demands?
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Or one who *did* take his meds.
These shooters are almost always on antidepressants.
When seconds count, the police are "crime historians".
An activist found his microphone, and possibly a new career.
In a few days or so, I expect to see this guy teamed-up with Mark Kelly and Gabby.
Losing a child must be horrendous, I can’t imagine it (thank God).
Getting in front of a microphone is incomprehensible.
Prayers for you and your son.
This father obviously loved his son ... he’s in my prayers. I originally thought it was the father of the killer blaming the NRA... but it wasn’t. It was a good man who loved his son... let’s just give him a pass and pray for God to lift some of the pain he’s in... Our fight is NOT with him.
Six students weren’t “shot dead” as the article mistakenly implies. Three students were shot dead and three were stabbed to death. But, it is convenient to the narrative to make the error that overstates the number of shooting deaths, inasmuch as the narrative is that guns are bad, m’kay. So, double the death toll at the expense of accuracy, and plod Forward!
Years ago someone went into a place in Washington State and shot several people. Bill Clinton then said this was proof we needed tougher gun control.
At the same time down in Arkansas, two people were kidnapped near here, taken up into Missouri and had their throats cut. No mention by Bill.
Had his son been struck by lightning he would have felt the same grief. But you can’t legislate against lightning.
“Nut control” can get out of hand, too. It’s a slippery slope.
There was a time when sane people were being locked up, never to be seen again. I don’t want to go back to that. I don’t want to lock up innocent people because of the actions of one. The same as I don’t want to take away everyone’s guns because of one nut.
My condolences for your loss. I too, understand.
I gotta agree, "Not One More!"
Let's make sure everyone who wants a firearm for self defense has one!
No more massacre zones!
you left out Martins pos mother
Yep. The libs won’t let us institutionalize many who should not be on the streets. They disarm the public and then wonder why the criminally insane are able to massacre people. They are not very bright. And yet the voters keep voting for them. Voter fail.
I will. There is no excuse for trying to take away my rights. Dad should be burying his son and grieving, not pushing an agenda which will only lead to more slaughters like the one that killed his child. There is something wrong with that guy.
Sorry for your loss.
When your kid makes the statements he made, you call the police, then you fly out to talk to them. The parents failed their son and those he killed.
never let a good crisis go to waste, so they say
The libs never waste an opportunity.
“Never let a good crisis go to waste”
When you use the death of your kid or spouse to advance a political agenda you loose all of my sympathy.
We used to have that, until the libs demanded we let the mentally unstable people out of institutions and put them all on the streets. Then presto; we had a homeless problem. Then presto; we had mass shootings.
Liberal policies will continue to cause more people to die sooner.
as the article mistakenly implies.
Come on, facts don’t matter to mini-true!
In this case, the hysteria is unjustified. No one can bear the permanent pain of from losing a child at any age, but it seems doubly painful at the threshold of adulthood. Rationality in responding to the death cannot be expected from a parent in that position.
But it can be condemned from the opportunists who choose to ignore that of the seven deaths, only three were the result of firearms.
Unknown, is how many of the 13(?) injured were the result of firearms or knives or being run over by the psychopath-sociopath.
It would be as mindless to ban all BMWs and kitchen knives from campus as the result of the knee-jerk response that we all know is the heart of the Obamajerks' "never let a crisis go to waste!" disgusting mentality.
the killer mentions 3 different types of psych pills he was taking. I’m surprised he could walk.
If you’re serious about ‘not one more’ then teach your kids to use and carry - and, whatever you do, do NOT disarm either us or our kids.
The psychos and the criminals will ALWAYS find weapons of one sort or another.
Disagree. It is no different from a white parent who just lost a kid to a black shooter screaming no more death, send them all back to Africa!!! Grief is no excuse to advocate tyranny.