In an open letter published Tuesday on the website Barbwire, [Joe the Plumber] went out of his way to explain to the victims' parents that the deaths won't undermine his "Constitutional rights."

"I am sorry you lost your child. I myself have a son and daughter and the one thing I never want to go through, is what you are going through now," wrote Wurzelbacher, who became something of a mascot for John McCain's failed 2008 presidential campaign. "But: As harsh as this sounds – your dead kids don’t trump my Constitutional rights."

These comments were aimed at Richard Martinez, the father of Christopher Martinez, one of the six students murdered (according to authorities) by Elliot Rodger. Mr. Martinez wasted no time raising his voice against and blaming the NRA for the death of his son. And, yes, the NRA is to blame. And, yes, the weak reasoning powers of men and women like Joe the Plumber (and there are so many of them) present one of the many reasons why guns should be strictly controlled in our society.