Right On Cue

While understandably grief-stricken after his son was murdered by the pampered but deranged narcissist, the father, like many others, immediately blames the NRA.

In a statement to the press, Michael-Martinez’s distraught father, Richard Martinez, expressed his frustration with politicians, the National Rifle Association, and what he called the “madness” that caused his son’s death. “Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA. They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop?” Martinez asked. “When will enough people say, ‘Stop this madness!’ Too many have died. We should say to ourselves, ‘Not one more!’”

Well, it’s really terrible that his son was shot to death. Everybody gets that. But if you’re going to blame the NRA and spineless politicians and whatnot, then you also have to blame knife and machete manufacturers, because those tools were used to kill three of the victims. And you also have to blame auto manufacturers for building machines that allow people to be mown down while riding their bicycles or walking across the street.

Because the deranged, pampered spawn of wealthy Lefty gun-haters did exactly that.

But inevitably, like clockwork, it’s always about the gun. And the NRA. And the politicians who won’t ban guns. And the damned Founders who wrote the 2nd Amendment affirming our right to bear arms into the Constitution. It’s never about the guy who did the shooting, the stabbing, the hacking, or the driving.

They always focus on exactly the wrong subjects. What about Chris’s right to live? Yes, it’s tragic. And what about the three people the punk stabbed to death? What about their right to live?

Focusing on the gun is purely a knee-jerk reaction.

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experience: biology, zoology, psychology. authored/co-authored papers appearing in peer-reviewed scientific journals, as well as numerous professional proceedings. authored articles appearing in computer-oriented publications. featured in publications ranging from books to New Yorker magazine to television.
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