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Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim heads to Washington to fight for gun rights
nydailynews.com ^ | 6/17/2014 | Dan Friedman

Posted on 06/19/2014 7:37:39 PM PDT by rktman

An angry Richard Martinez, whose son Christopher Michaels-Martinez was shot dead by Elliot Rodger near University of California, Santa Barbara, spoke with other parents of shooting victims at the National Press Club Tuesday.

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2a; banglist; guncontrolnazis
Guess this criminal defense attorney (former?) doesn't want to include the 50% that were killed with a knife huh? I feel bad his son was killed but I didn't do it and none of my weapons did it. (of course they are lying in a watery grave due to a boating accident) Is he going after BMW for their role in the attacks? Sorry dad, you get no special privilege from me. Then again, since his last name is martinez I guess he's one of the protected class.
1 posted on 06/19/2014 7:37:39 PM PDT by rktman
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To: rktman

The guy was an instant activist from his first rehearsed statement.


2 posted on 06/19/2014 7:41:15 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: rktman

Hey! When your 15 minutes appear, you have to grab for the brass ring! You only get one shot. He’ll be rubbing elbows with the America-hating Kenyan boy before he decides to go home. If he decides to go home. He’s riding the gravy train now.


3 posted on 06/19/2014 7:42:29 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: rktman

Gun rights? Methinks the title of the story is just a little misleading...


4 posted on 06/19/2014 7:43:50 PM PDT by broken_clock (Do it Sarah! Cut the ties that bind.)
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To: ansel12

The title of terh article said Daddy was going to DC to ‘fight for gun rights’ when he actually is a gun grabber.

Let me be the first to call “Presstitution” on that title.


5 posted on 06/19/2014 7:44:38 PM PDT by GladesGuru (Islam Delenda Est. Because of what Islam is - and for what Muslims do.)
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To: ansel12

Did/does he have sarah, bloomie, gabbie, mark, shannon, obie on speed dial to get his talking points booklet so quick? See booklet at link:

http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/748675/gun-violencemessaging-guide-pdf-1.pdf


6 posted on 06/19/2014 7:46:06 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: broken_clock

You are correct. It should be “to fight AGAINST gun rights”.


7 posted on 06/19/2014 7:47:27 PM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

“...to fight for gun rights.”

Good for him. If his now deceased son had been able to easily buy and carry a gun he might still be alive./s (I’m guessing the reporter meant fight AGAINST gun rights, but that doesn’t spin very well.) Probably is thinking “..the right to be free of the dangers of guns.”


8 posted on 06/19/2014 7:48:00 PM PDT by 21twelve (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2185147/posts 2013 is 1933 REBORN)
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To: rktman

Misleading headline. He’s not going to Washington to fight for gun rights at all


9 posted on 06/19/2014 7:52:23 PM PDT by Figment
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To: rktman

Sorry for your loss.
Please do not add to a wrong by doing more wrong.
I had nothing to do with your sons death nor did 350 some million other American citizens. Do not make us lose something to make yourself feel better...


10 posted on 06/19/2014 8:03:25 PM PDT by 48th SPS
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The moment this guy opened his trap I knew he was a liberal loon. I am sorry he lost his son but my respect for him disappears the minute he wants to take away MY right to protect myself


11 posted on 06/19/2014 8:04:50 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: rktman

Absolute moron.


12 posted on 06/19/2014 8:05:30 PM PDT by DoughtyOne
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To: rktman

I was stunned to see Mr. Martinez leading gun grabbing cheers in a stadium less than 72 hours after his sons murder. I hear nothing about a wife or the deceased mans mother. Maybe Martinez is sincere in his grief but has no one in private life to share it with. Maybe he is alone except for his older brother. Hopefully Peter Rodgers has his present wife to help keep the pushy zealots like Martinez at bay.


13 posted on 06/19/2014 8:22:01 PM PDT by lee martell
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To: rktman

I love the First Amendment, BUT...grieving parents should not be permitted to speak about legislation for at least two years.


14 posted on 06/19/2014 8:33:04 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: rktman

We’re making tons of bad laws on the basis of gut wrenching, emotive anecdotes.


15 posted on 06/19/2014 8:35:30 PM PDT by lightman (O Lord, save Thy people and bless Thine inheritance, giving to Thy Church vict'ry o'er Her enemies.)
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To: rktman

Odd headline — the story reads as though he intends to fight AGASINT the rights of Americans.

NOT for them.


16 posted on 06/19/2014 9:35:08 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: rktman
At this point a criminal gummint has no authority to disarm Americans. Full stop.

μολὼν λαβέ


17 posted on 06/19/2014 10:02:33 PM PDT by wastoute (Government cannot redistribute wealth. Government can only redistribute poverty.)
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To: ansel12; rktman

The guy was an instant activist from his first rehearsed statement.
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Absolutely. He gave a 45 minute speech berating gun rights, etc. .....Who invited him to DC?


18 posted on 06/20/2014 3:00:38 AM PDT by octex
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To: FlingWingFlyer

He’s riding the gravy train now.
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Just like Trayvon’s mother has done, in spite of the fact that she gave him up when he was pre-school age. Her baby daddy joined her on their ‘celebrity tour’, so apparently gave up his live-in girlfriend at the time so he could cash in, as well.


19 posted on 06/20/2014 3:06:40 AM PDT by octex
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To: broken_clock
Gun rights? Methinks the title of the story is just a little misleading...

That is what I thought as well.

20 posted on 06/20/2014 5:30:35 AM PDT by Mark17 (Rudyard Kipling: Liberals be wary, when the SHTF, The Wrath of the Awakened Saxon will clobber you)
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To: broken_clock
You are correct, it should read:

Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim heads to Washington to fight for the DESTRUCTION of gun rights

The Commie National Media can't help but lie for their comrades in the anti-freedom brigades.

21 posted on 06/20/2014 5:50:48 AM PDT by HammerT (The Right to keep and bear arms: A Commonsense Civil Right)
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To: octex

Who’s footin’ the bill? Just like the NRA pays to fly all it’s “members” to their conventions right? Probably what the assclown libs/progs/socailists/dimokkkrats think. Some of those folks are so far over the edge it doesn’t matter what information you/we present to counter their lies. I mean claims. Yeah, they claim to have all the pertinent data.


22 posted on 06/20/2014 6:48:28 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman
HEADLINE: Father of Santa Barbara shooting victim heads to Washington to fight for to take away gun rights

There. I fixed it.

23 posted on 06/20/2014 7:26:21 AM PDT by Gritty (The war is over. We won. - Michael Yon, Top Iraq War Correspondent, 07/21/2008)
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Parents of Elliot Rodger’s three stabbing victims try to piece together what happened

They said evidence taken from the apartment makes them think that Rodger may have used a machete, knives and a hammer to kill their sons.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3170153/posts

where’e the knife and hammer control people?


24 posted on 06/20/2014 8:38:15 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.-JFK)
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To: TurboZamboni

Those items weren’t designed to kill people as were guns. Stupid argument. Remember, only “gun violence” is a problem. All other types of violence, not so much.


25 posted on 06/20/2014 8:40:51 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: rktman

For gun rights? Who the F wrote that headline?

Intentionally misleading.


26 posted on 06/20/2014 3:57:35 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (When Injustice becomes Law, Resistance Becomes Duty.-Thomas Jefferson)
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To: rktman

Wah wah. Screw you “world’s only victim”. I’ve lost family too you scumbag and I choose to protect my remaining family with firearms.


27 posted on 06/20/2014 4:04:21 PM PDT by The Toll
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To: rktman

Interesting how the kid that was shot is somehow more important than the three who had their Throats slit open.


28 posted on 06/20/2014 4:18:20 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (Proud Antiobamunist since 2008...)
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