[Video] Father of CA Mass Shooting Victim Blames NRA and Politicians for Son’s Death
Richard Martinez, the father of one of the Isla Vista shooting victims, Christopher Martinez, railed against the National Rifle Association and politicians immediately following the death of his son after being shot by the suspect Elliot Rodger.
This statement should not be confused with the statement made by the killer’s father at an earlier time.
“Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the (National Rifle Association). They talk about gun rights — what about Chris’ right to live?” he continued.
“When will this insanity stop?” he asked. “When will enough people say stop this madness, we don’t have to live like this? Too many have died. We should say to ourselves — not one more.”
It should be noted that California currently has some of the strictest gun laws in the country, including a strict universal background check law which has once again been mentioned in the aftermath of this tragedy. Only certain, approved guns can be sold in the state, magazine capacity is limited to 10 rounds, and there are waiting periods to purchase firearms.
California is also one of only a few states that bans the possession of certain types of semi-auto firearms. California has a rating of “A” from the Brady Campaign. California is one of the top 5 strictest states for gun control according to the Brady Campaign.
California is one of the only states that uses mental health records to build a database of prohibited individuals and even has a task force whose job is to confiscate guns from people who have been declared mentally ineligible to own a gun.
NRA sponsored bills and proposals are rarely considered and even more rarely passed in California. The state passes far more Brady and Moms Demand Action sponsored legislation than NRA sponsored legislation.
California has very strict laws in regards to concealed carry, and in most jurisdictions, carry permits are almost never issued to regular citizens.