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Shooting victim's father on Obama's gun control measure

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US President Barack Obama delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on January 5, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC.
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Richard Martinez seen over President Obama's left shoulder while the President delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on January 5, 2016. Martinez's son Christopher died in the 2014 mass shooting in Isla Vista, California.

Richard Martinez, a father whose son Christopher died in a mass shooting, was originally critical of politicians in the immediate aftermath.

President Obama announced a series of executive orders Tuesday to strengthen the background checks required to purchase a gun.

Standing directly behind him was Richard Martinez, a father whose son Christopher died in a mass shooting in 2014 in Isla Vista, California.

Martinez had been critical of politicians in the immediate aftermath of Christopher's death, calling them "craven" for their inaction on gun control.

He joins Take Two to explain why he supports President Obama's move and his hope for Congress in the future.

To hear the full interview, click the link above.

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