“They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, ‘Stop this madness; we don’t have to live like this?; Too many have died. We should say to ourselves: not one more.” That was Richard Martinez: a parent of one of the victims of the Isla Vista killings.

+ Martinez later followed up with this: “I don’t care about your sympathy. I don’t give a shit that you feel sorry for me. Get to work and do something. I’ll tell the president the same thing if he calls me. Getting a call from a politician doesn’t impress me.”

+ “How many men, raised on a steady diet of Judd Apatow comedies in which the shlubby arrested adolescent always gets the girl, find that those happy endings constantly elude them and conclude, ‘It’s not fair.'” Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow were none too pleased when Washington Post film critic Ann Hornaday drew a connection between the slayings and their movies. (Whenever a sociopath does something horrific, there is a race to explain how that singular act is representative of a broader societal trend. But what if it’s just representative of extreme sociopathic behavior and the unfortunate availability of killing tools?)