At a memorial service for the California shooting victims that drew over 20,000 people, grieving father Richard Martinez told politicians to stop making condolence calls - "I don't care about your sympathy" - and start passing gun legislation, though he reserved most of his anger for an NRA that works "to normalize this (gun violence) like it's an act of nature." The Onion echoes him in "'No Way to Prevent This,' Says Only Nation Where This Regularly Happens," reporting that milions of residents of "the only economically advanced nation in the world where roughly two mass shootings have occurred every month for the past five years (and) whose citizens are 20 times more likely to die of gun violence than those of other developed nations (refer to) themselves and their situation as 'helpless.'” Last year, no doubt after yet another massacre, they likewise posted helpful tips for politiicians working on gun control. They begin: "Write gun control legislation. Pass gun control legislation."
"Consider if overwhelming public support for a particular measure is something you want to be associated with... Muster everything that's left in your black, desiccated heart to do something that might actually be of service to someone other than yourself...Put on your stupid little suit, run a comb through your greasy hair, go to the U.S Capitol building, pick up your fancy little gold pen, and pass a fucking gun control bill."