Skip to comments.Shooting victimís father to Congress: Give me gun control, not sympathy
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 familys 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.
Hes 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 dont care about your sympathy. I dont 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. Ill tell the president the same thing if he calls me. Getting a call from a politician doesnt 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.
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If only one of his roommates had had a gun —
Confirms that Joe the plumber was right.
Screw that gun grabber.
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?
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?
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.
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...
His grievance does not outweigh my rights.
No, his son was shot at the convenience store. The three roomates had their throats cut while the were asleep. Odd eh?
Is this true.I don’t know?
sorry #11 wasn’t up yet
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!
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?
Half the victims were stabbed to death. Clearly we need knife control laws.
Playing right into the tyrants hands.
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.
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.