In Common Grieving

From the architect uncle of Isla Vista victim Christopher Martinez, an anguished call to a blood-soaked nation to "squarely face the heart-wrenching issue of gun violence...to start a dialogue, and begin again." Perhaps the NRA has finally met its match in the furious, unafraid and eloquent family of Martinez, who are evidently not going away quietly.

"Can we all agree that this is crazy? Can we all agree that this is achingly, heartbreakingly sad? Can we not just settle, 10 days after I lost my nephew, back into "normal"? Can we instead allow this event, finally, to invoke some deep questioning?"

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Won't Exist.

Share This Article