Father of Isla Vista shooting Victim Calls for Gun Control Legislation

THE GUARDIAN – The father of one of the six college students killed in Isla Vista, California on Friday has repeated his call for stricter gun laws and condemned the US government and powerful gun lobby for failing to enact change.

“We’re all proud to be Americans,” Richard Martinez said. “But what kind of message does it send to the world when we have such a rudderless bunch of idiots in government?”

Police named Elliot Rodger, 22, as the suspect in the killing of six University of California, Santa Barbara students in the beachside community of Isla Vista. Rodger, who also died in the incident, is suspected of injuring 13 others, eight of whom sustained gunshot wounds and four of whom were hit by his car.

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