Well, this is special.

Or a new low. Whatevs:

That the killer in question was in the grip of a mad, woman-hating ideology, or that he was also capable of stabbing someone to death with a knife, are peripheral issues to the central one of a gun culture that has struck the Martinez family and ruined their lives.

Really? So Elliott Rodger is part of the same “gun culture” that folks like me are a part of? All righty then. Pardon the coarse language, kids, but Adam Gopnik can go fuck himself. With a chainsaw powered by a Top Fuel dragster engine. (And if Richard Martinez thinks the same, then he can do the same.) I’m tired of this crap. California had all the gun laws the people like Adam Gopnik want — “assault weapon” (semiautomatic rifle) and “high capacity” (normal capacity) magazine bans, universal background checks AND gun registration, may-issue concealed carry system (which mostly works out to NO issue, especially in Santa Barbara County with that asshole sheriff of theirs), and still this evil fuck managed to pull off his evil deeds. Some 50 million gun owners didn’t kill anyone Saturday. Or EVER, for that matter. Not even with knives. Elliott Rodger killed HALF HIS VICTIMS with one of those. Elliott Rodger IS NOT OF MY TRIBE, DAMN IT.

Interesting little update, per AndyN in comments…

Richard Martinez grew up around guns, shooting birds out of the fruit trees on his family’s farm. He later served as a military police officer in the U.S. Army before going on to become a criminal-defense lawyer, at times representing the young and the violent.

The young and the violent. As AndyN put it, “I understand California keeps very extensive records on gun ownership. It would be interesting to compare the death toll from legally owned guns to the death toll from thugs who Martinez has helped put back on the street.”

And reading on…

While Martinez said he is angered by the public’s willingness to accept mass murder as a way of life in America, he said he is not mad at Rodger’s parents….

Martinez also said he is not angry with either the mental-health system or the sheriff’s deputies…

So, to make a long story short, Richard Martinez isn’t mad at the people who ultimately would have been the ones to stop Elliott Rodgers’ rampage, but he is mad at the 50 million gun owners in America who didn’t kill his son or anyone else. You know what? Fuck him too. I’m sorry he lost his kid, but that doesn’t give him license to point his finger at people like me for defending our rights.

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3 Responses to “Well, this is special.”

  1. AndyN Says:

    I’ve seen a lot of coverage of Richard Martinez, but only one report described him as a criminal defense attorney who sometimes defends the young and violent. I understand California keeps very extensive records on gun ownership. It would be interesting to compare the death toll from legally owned guns to the death toll from thugs who Martinez has helped put back on the street.

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