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Shooting victimís father to Congress: Give me gun control, not sympathy
bangordailynews.com ^ | 5/27/2014 | Kimberly Kindy

Posted on 05/28/2014 9:20:24 AM PDT by rktman

Richard Martinez grew up around guns, shooting birds out of the fruit trees on his family’s farm. He later served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army before going on to become a criminal defense lawyer, at times representing the young and the violent.

Now, Martinez is a grieving father.

He’s asking members of Congress to stop calling him to offer condolences but nothing more for the death of his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, who was killed in the rampage Friday in Santa Barbara, California.

“I don’t care about your sympathy. I don’t give a s— that you feel sorry for me,” Richard Martinez said during an extensive interview, his face flushed as tears rolled down his face. “Get to work and do something. I’ll tell the president the same thing if he calls me. Getting a call from a politician doesn’t impress me.”

Saying “we are all to blame” for the death of his 20-year-old son, Martinez urged the public to join him in demanding “immediate action” from members of Congress and President Barack Obama to curb gun violence by passing stricter gun-control laws.

(Excerpt) Read more at bangordailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; elliotrodger; guncontrol
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Uh, at the risk of being called a racis' because mr. martinez is apparently hiss-panic, no more gc and no sympathy. Any sympathy was out the door when he decided to voice his opinion about my rights. Hmmm. He's a criminal defense attorney. Sounds like he's expecting a call from the lyin'king. Well marty, some nut bag killed your son. If your son had not been one of the victims, and the perp had not off'd himself, I'm sure you'd be lining up to defend him. Jerk.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 9:20:24 AM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

If only one of his roommates had had a gun —


2 posted on 05/28/2014 9:22:15 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: rktman

Confirms that Joe the plumber was right.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 9:22:33 AM PDT by Biggirl (¬ďGo, do not be afraid, and serve¬Ē-Pope Francis)
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To: rktman

Screw that gun grabber.


4 posted on 05/28/2014 9:23:14 AM PDT by Dalberg-Acton
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to become a criminal defense lawyer, at times representing the young and the violent.

hmmmm....

5 posted on 05/28/2014 9:24:12 AM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Uncle Chip

When someone (supposedly) slashes your throat while you sleep it’s hard to defend yourself. My question is, were they drugged? I thought the event occurred fairly early in the evening. Why would all 3 be asleep at that time?


6 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:08 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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I’m confused. Didn’t his son die from stab wounds from a knife? I still don’t understand why he is angry at the NRA? The NRA didn’t put the knife in Elliots hands, did they?


7 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:09 AM PDT by realcleanguy
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Gun owner to Richard Martinez.
Grow up. Grow a pair. Put on your big girl panties. Go after the folks to blame for your kid’s death - Robert’s parents.


8 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:20 AM PDT by Little Ray (How did I end up in this hand-basket, and why is it getting so hot?)
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AND the gun and knife or the car (IIRC the scumbag ran over 1 or 2 of the deceased) is NOT the problem.

A loonytune P.O.S. was the problem!

Get the facts right Pedro...


9 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:21 AM PDT by mabarker1 (Please, Somebody Impeach the kenyan!!!! Once again dingy hairball, STFU!!! You corrupt POS!!!)
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To: rktman

His grievance does not outweigh my rights.


10 posted on 05/28/2014 9:25:34 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: realcleanguy

No, his son was shot at the convenience store. The three roomates had their throats cut while the were asleep. Odd eh?


11 posted on 05/28/2014 9:26:20 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Blood of Tyrants

Spot on


12 posted on 05/28/2014 9:26:40 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: realcleanguy

Is this true.I don’t know?


13 posted on 05/28/2014 9:27:39 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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sorry #11 wasn’t up yet


14 posted on 05/28/2014 9:28:53 AM PDT by CGASMIA68
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Stop beating around the bush and support a total gun ban then.

I want Martinez, or anyone in the Democrat/media establishment, to just come out and say it. Say that it's time for everyone in America to turn in their guns.

COME ON LEFTISTS, IT'S FOR THE CHILDREN!

15 posted on 05/28/2014 9:31:15 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (100% pure organic, free-range conservative)
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Who knows what any of us would say at the horrific loss of our child, BUT...he sure had his talking points lined up awfully fast....Even in grief, an agenda prevails?

3...2...1...Trayvon-Momma-Money-Maker PING!


16 posted on 05/28/2014 9:34:09 AM PDT by LadyBuck (Some day very soon, Life's little Twinkie gauge is gonna go......empty.)
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Half the victims were stabbed to death. Clearly we need knife control laws.


17 posted on 05/28/2014 9:34:26 AM PDT by Bubba_Leroy (The Obamanation Continues)
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Playing right into the tyrants hands.


18 posted on 05/28/2014 9:35:47 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Anything is possible, if you don't know what you're talking about.)
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I would appreciate it if this man and his demon spawn son would stop attacking our civil rights.

We had nothing to do with the crimes you son committed.

But you did, because you made him.

You have no sympathy from me, and you will not have my civil rights either.

Shut up and go away.


19 posted on 05/28/2014 9:39:19 AM PDT by chris37 (heartless)
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Getting a call from a politician doesn’t impress me.”

I'm cutting the guy some slack, his son was brutally murdered a few days ago, he's in a state of extreme emotion and grief, and he wants to do something constructive to make sense of something incomprehensible. However, he has no idea how politicians are chomping at the bit to use him as we speak.

20 posted on 05/28/2014 9:39:39 AM PDT by Fair Paul
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