Peter Rodger meets with shooting victim’s grieving father

The Hunger Games assistant director Peter Rodger has teamed up with the father of a student his son killed in a rampage in Isla Vista, California last month (May14) in a bid to stamp out gun violence in the U.S. The filmmaker’s son, Elliot Rodger, embarked on a vengeful killing spree on 23 May (14), shooting six people dead and injuring 13 others as part of a protest against the pretty University of the City of Santa Barbara girls who had rejected him.
Attorney Richard Martinez’s son Christopher was among those killed in the incident, and the grieving dad recently put out a public plea to meet with Rodger in a bid to make sense of the madness.
The director granted the request and the two fathers met up at a coffee shop in Santa Barbara on Sunday (01Jun14), when they agreed to team up for a new campaign to make sure that such a tragedy never happens again.
Martinez says, “We plan to work together so other families such as ours will not suffer as ours have. This was a private conversation between grieving fathers who’ve reached common ground.”