Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA… They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’ right to live? When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, Stop this madness. We do not have to live like this. Too many people have died. We should say to ourselves, not one more.
— Richard Martinez, speaking to national and local media hours after his son Chris was killed in Isla Vista, California in a mass shooting spree.