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Richard Martinez Gets It Right

By Penny Okamoto, Executive Director of Ceasefire Oregon

Christopher Michael-Martinez was one of the people murdered in the Isla Vista shooting. His father Richard Martinez has denounced “craven, irresponsible politicians” and the National Rifle Association and called for stronger gun safety laws.

In this article, writer Adam Gopnik notes that Mr. Martinez’s brave, clear language is badly needed, because the NRA uses euphemisms and slogans to prevent people from clearly thinking about gun violence and taking action to reduce it.…