Santa Barbara Shooting Prompts Calls For Better Gun Control

Father of Christopher Martinez talks about the sudden death of his son.
1:57 | 05/26/14

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Bazi showed us that image of 20-year-old Christopher Martinez, the last of the six killed in the rampage. His grieving father Richard giving the heartbreaking speech about suddenly and senselessly losing his son and making a forceful appeal for more forceful gun control measures. Here in his own words. Christopher Ross michael-martz was born December 23, 1993 in San Luis obispo, California. He was our only child and he died Friday night. He was very smart, very active. He loved Reading, loved sports, movies, he was looking forward to going to breakfast tomorrow with his new girlfriend and her family. He hadn't met them yet and if you talked to kids who played with him on sports teams, you'd find this was a kid that led through energy, example and never giving up. He was so much a part of our live lives that it's hard to imagine how things are going to be like now that he's gone if we have to live with this. We want to do what we can so nobody else has to go through th this. Nobody needs to own three semiautomatic handguns. It doesn't make sense. The solution to the problem of gun violence in America will take a lot of people working on different aspects of the problem. Mental health, violence and the intimidation of women, but what we are trying to do is try to understand why Chris died and try to make it mean something. To hear a father in his own words, just the anguish and trying to find the good in the senseless act. That's hard for all these parents.

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