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Isla Vista Victims Remembered Amid Chants Of 'Not One More'

Thousands attended a memorial service for the six UCSB students killed Friday night by Elliot Rodger, many repeating the chant of a victim's father.

Isla Vista Victims Remembered Amid Chants Of 'Not One More'
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Thousands honored the six Isla Vista victims Tuesday at UC Santa Barbara's stadium.

The school canceled Tuesday's classes and declared a day of mourning and reflection. One person has been quoted by KTLA, the rest of the local media and really pretty much every media outlet covering the memorial service.

​RICHARD MARTINEZ, VICTIM'S FATHER: "Life doesn't have to be like this."

KNBC REPORTER: "The son of Richard Martinez among the dead."

MARTINEZ: "I'm going to ask you to shout the words, 'Not one more.'"

CROWD: "Not one more!"

Richard Martinez has been a tragic — but certainly not reluctant — speaker since his son Chris died Friday.

MARTINEZ: "My kid died because nobody responded to what occurred at Sandy Hook. Those parents lost little kids!" (Via CNN)

Martinez made headlines over the weekend asking CNN, "Where the hell is the leadership?" He was talking about D.C. lawmakers and the lack of tougher gun laws in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings in December 2012 that killed more than 20 school children.

While the anger and the impassioned calls for change following a tragedy are easily predictable, what effect they'll have isn't. (Via KTTV)

Elliot Rodger's family says he suffered from mental health issues. In videos posted he said he'd take retribution for still being a virgin and years of rejection from women. (Via YouTube / Elliot Rodger)

It's since been revealed Rodger legally purchased three guns and sheriff's deputies even visited him on a welfare check less than a month before he stabbed and killed six people. (Via KABC)

Rodger also injured 13 others before killing himself, but UC President Janet Napolitano cautioned against letting numbers tell this story.

“All died much too young but it's important that we do not let the arithmetic of this atrocity define them. ... As long as we hold them in our hearts, they are not gone.” (Via ABC)