"Our son Christopher [Michael-Martinez] and six others are dead," Richard Martinez told reporters gathered outside a sheriff's station for a news conference the day after the shootings near the University of California, Santa Barbara, where the 20-year-old son was a sophomore. "You don't think it'll happen to your child until it does." [snip]
"The talk about gun rights. What about Chris' right to live?" Martinez said. "When will enough people say: 'Stop this madness! We don't have to live like this! Too many people have died!"Of course, that can't be allowed to stand, so the knuckledraggers of the gun fondler set sprang into action immediately. Here's a small, but representative sample of their wit and wisdom:
Tea bagger Republican icon Samuel "Joe the (Not) Plumber" Wurzelbacher manned the battle station he calls his website (!):
I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now. But:
As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights.Somewhat more unhinged comments came from a Twitter twit, Todd "Loose" Kincannon former executive director of the Republican Party of South Carolina, who ejaculated this:
Fuck him. He is a piece of shit. His tragedy sucks, but he blamed me for it and wants to take away my rights. The guy is trying to take away my rights to protect my family. Fuck him every day of the week and twice on Sunday. [snip]
No idea how my son will die, but I know it won't be cowering like a bitch at UC Santa Barbara. Any son of mine would have been shooting back.Well, Todd (who apparently and most unfortunately has already bred) has made despicable remarks in the past, but this is about as Low As You Can Go. If there's such a thing as karma, it's going to land on Todd and "Joe the (Not) Plumber" like a ton of bricks some day.