Thursday, May 29, 2014

Why the Gun-Rights Movement is Doomed - Open Letter from Mark Barden to Richard Martinez


Dear Richard Martinez,

We have not met, but you are now part of our extended family. It is not a family we chose, but a family born from the horrible circumstance of losing a child to gun violence—one that’s only growing each day. My heart breaks for you because I know just a little about the long road ahead of you. We have reached out to you privately but publicly we wanted to say to you and those feeling the sorrow, anger and frustration of this weeks' shooting, you are not alone. It has helped me, and some of the other family members who lost children and family at Sandy Hook Elementary, to come together and advocate for common sense solutions to expanding programs for mental wellness and gun safety solutions. You will find your own path down this difficult road. But know that we are here for you and all of you who have been touched by this tragedy. Together we can and will build a safer world for all our children.

With deepest sympathy,
Mark Barden


  1. Sadly, the Gun Humping Fanatics will murder thousands of more children before their doom is complete.

    And woe to Us if we constitutionally neuter the 2A because that will be the Casus Beli the firearm fanatics need to kill everyone.

    1. Are you suggesting Richard Martinez's son was a 'Gun Humping Fanatic' murderer?

      orlin sellers

    2. I apologize for your obvious stupidity orlin, please learn to read.