Isla Vista Shooting Victim's Father Blames Politicians, NRA For Son's Death (UPDATE)

05/24/2014 07:46 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2014

In a press conference Saturday, the father of 20-year-old student who was killed in the rampage near the University of California, Santa Barbara blames "craven, irresponsible politicians and the NRA" for his son's death.

Richard Martinez, says his son Christopher Martinez was one of those killed in the rampage that claimed seven in the Isla Vista area near UCSB on Friday night. The father went on to say "When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, 'Stop this madness!' Too many have died. We should say to ourselves, 'Not one more!'"

CNN carried the statement, and the video can be viewed above.

According to the Associated Press, "Martinez says he talked to his son just 45 minutes before he was shot and killed inside a deli. Martinez says his son's roommate tried to revive him, but he died at the scene."

UPDATE: May 25 -- This article has been updated to reflect that three people were stabbed to death and three were shot to death in the rampage that happened on Friday near the University of California, Santa Barbara. The suspected gunman was also found dead of a gunshot wound. This became known with later reports.

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