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Christopher Martinez was one of the victims in this weekend's mass shooting in Isla Vista, California. His father has taken to the airwaves to make an emotional plea to politicians on behalf of grieving parents—DO SOMETHING! See his thought-provoking interview with CNN here:

Transcript below:
"We're all proud to be Americans. But, what kind of message does it send to the world that we have such a rudderless bunch of idiots in government? I can't tell you how angry I am! It's just awful! And no parent should have to go through this! No parent! To have a kid die? Because in this kind of a situation, what has changed? Have we learned nothing? These things are going to continue until somebody does something. So, where the hell is the leadership? Where the hell are these people we elect to Congress and spend so much money on? These people are getting rich sitting in Congress and and what do they do? They don't take care about our kids. My kid died because NOBODY responded to what occurred in Sandy Hook. Those parents lost little kids! It's bad enough that I lost my 20 year old, but I had 20 years with my son! That's all I'll ever have, but those people lost their children at 6 or 7 years old. How do you think they feel?! And who's talking to them now? Who's doing anything for them now? Who's standing up for those kids who died back then? In an elementary school! Why wasn't something done? It's outrageous!"

Richard Martinez, father of shooting victim Christopher Martinez, doing an interview with CNN

Originally posted to Scout Finch on Tue May 27, 2014 at 06:37 AM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), and Daily Kos.

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