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For Isla Vista victim's father, advocating stricter gun laws 'not a choice'
For Isla Vista victim's father, advocating stricter gun laws 'not a choice'

You may not know the name Richard Martinez, but you certainly remember his howl of pain after his only child, Christopher Michaels-Martinez, was slain during a horrific night of violence in Isla Vista nearly a year ago. Martinez, with his distinctive gray beard and dark hair, spoke in public the day after a mentally ill young man killed six people and injured 14 others before killing himself. His rage and grief were hard to watch, but impossible to ignore. "Why did Chris die?" Martinez demanded, his voice husky with emotion. "Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris' right to live? When will this...

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