A father's passionate plea to lawmakers has turned into an online rallying cry for gun control advocates.
Richard Martinez's son, Christopher, was one of the six University of California, Santa Barbara students murdered in Isla Vista, Calif., last Friday by Elliot Rodger. In a number of public speeches and media interviews since, Martinez has called government leaders to reform gun laws.
"How many other people are going to have to die in this situation before something is done?" Martinez asked a crowd of more than 18,000 at a rally Tuesday. "Life doesn't have to be like this. It is just intolerable."
Later, Martinez led the crowd in a chant of "Not One More" and asked the students to begin tweeting it. He also encouraged everyone to reach out to local, state, and national officials.
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