Skip to comments.Shooting rampage victim's father blames NRA
Posted on 05/25/2014 10:29:02 AM PDT by ek_hornbeck
A father of one of the victims of the California shooting rampage blamed the NRA Saturday in a news conference.
link is to video
If somebody loses a child to a drunk driver, does the family of the victim blame the auto industry or the alcohol industry (or their lobbies) for the death? No, they put the blame squarely where it belongs: on the drunk driver. Yet the same people are conditioned to throw the same logic out the window when firearms are involved. It's almost a Pavlovian response.
Please Stop!You’re Making Too Much Sense!!!
Had he not used a gun, he would have used a knife on them all. He used a knife on three of them, after all.
What about the shooter?! Doesn’t he care about him? The shooter died “a virgin!” Is that the NRA’s fault too? Morons.
Perhaps some engaging reporter could point to the number of time an NRA member has gone on a shooting spree
If our gun rights were respected, this kid would have been shot before he could kill so many people. And if they made it into some European panty-waist country, loons like this would find another way to kill people. Like with his German BMW, or a bomb. He stabbed 3 of his 9 victims, let’s blame the knife.
Then the Dad is as crazy as the son.
I couldn't imagine what it must be like to be such a moron. To put myself in that place. Imagine.... Someone kills your kid, and rather than blame the killer, you focus your anger towards an organization that has absolutely nothing to do with the murder. WTF!! ....
The leftists have got to see things like this, and feel emboldened/accomplished as a result. Their plans/agenda is working.
I can see where the son got the “blame everyone else” mentality!
Meanwhile the stabbing victims families are blaming the Ginsu company.
He conveniently forgot to mention violent movies and violent video games:
The father was an assistant director on a film series - “Hunger Games” - in which the main plot line is teenagers murdering other teenagers.
Also, the self-videos left behind by his murderous son clearly imitates language and plot lines from “American Psycho,” a movie about a man who murders female prostitutes.
Finally, in his son's manifesto, the young man mentions his enjoyment of violent video games.
“And if they made it into some European panty-waist country-——”—
Where there’s a will,there’s a way.
Norway-——77 shot dead in spite of strict gun laws.
And we properly blame you, ya barking moonbat.
Had an armed concealed carry individual been on the scene, the only mortality would have been the murderer.
Typical liberal response. Blame outside forces and not the culprit himself for the crime. How long will it be before some city council member in Santa Barbara will propose banning the use of silverware in that city’s restaurants because of the fear they could be used to injure or kill? Just being facetious but you never know with the convoluted minds of our leftist countrymen.
I'm more interested in whether the kid was on Ritalin or worse psychotropics for the better part of his life. Being the prescription-based equivalent of a cocaine addict from early childhood has probably short-circuited many a young mind:
The distraught dad’s comments sound a lot like the wanker shooter’s - blaming the wrong people for his unhappiness.
In this case I blame Hollyweird.
Your deep insight is needed here.
I understand this man is grieving but his anger is misplaced and it is due to the misinformation disseminated daily by liberals and the complicit leftist media.
As I said, it's Pavlovian, like a dog trained to salivate when a bell rings. The bell has nothing intrinsically to do with food, it's a conditioned response. Similarly, hysteria about the NRA every time somebody is shot is also a conditioned response.
Lets see here dad, who had the most time with your son to influence him, you and your wife or the NRA. Don’t see anywhere that your son is an NRA member so where “H” do you get off blaming the NRA. Pretty pitiful to use your son’s death to further your obvious liberal bias.
Freedom of speech... allows a grieving parent to make an idiot of himself.
Is he going to put on his son’s shoes and go camp out in front of NRA HQ like Tom Mauser?
Well, the car would be AAA's fault, and I'm not sure if there's a National Knife Association or not.
Need to correct my post, had info wrong as far as influence, but the use of son’s death to further fathers liberal bias stands.
I blame the gasoline he used to get from crime scene to crime scene. When will we put an end to the ready availability of gasoline. After all, the possession of gasoline is NOT protected by the constitution. If not banning possession of gasoline at a national level, at least ban its sell and possession in California! How much longer must the evil results of gasoline possession and use be allowed to continue enabling criminals to get to and from crime scenes.
Was the shooter an NRA member?
I’m sorry for you loss, mister. If you send government goons to take my guns there will be more. Many more.
Who made the knife, and who built the car? More to the point, who bought him the car? His parents? Why not blame all blondes for not living up to his expectations! Who filmed movies that made him think that blondes are promiscuous and filled him with an expectation of easy sex? Or that there was something wrong with being a 20 year old virgin?
And the father of the deceased? Did he warn his son about the dangers in this world? Knowing that “this insanity” existed in the world, why did he not buy his son a bullet proof vest?
With whom does the chain of causation for these murders start? Everyone is to blame except the person who did this. And while the person who did this was not “insane,” he did have a mental defect. Yep, Asbergers; he was born that way. Can’t hold him accountable!
In spite of all this, I hope the father finds some kind of peace, and that Asberger’s sufferers not be blamed for all this.
If the perpetrator’s father wants to blame the NRA, the AAA needs to be brought in also, as well as perhaps Buck or Kershaw, or Gerber, or Schrade, who manufacture tose deadly knives. Certainly, he had nothing to do with his son’s attitude? It must be the plethora of dangerous tools, eh? //sarc
Since half of those murdered were with knives, I blame the knife industry for this outrageous attack! BAN KNIVES NOW!
(Oh, wait, that’s the UK thing isn’t it?)
shhheeeshhhh! what an idiot!
Dude, this is a victim’s father. Not the killer’s father. You know nothing of the son other than he was killed and was innocent.
Or maybe the President of the NRA should have these figures at his disposal to answer the critics’ attacks. - When guns are OUTLAWED only OUTLAWS will have guns; and does any sane person doubt that OUTLAWS will continue as they always have? - I come from a culture that has always bore arms, to hunt, for an equalizer when protection is needed; and the current Pantywaist President can just stuff it. In WWII, my Daddy shot Germans in combat; he didn’t have to practice his aim much in basic training as he was already a crack shot. - If the people of this country let the current PP and Nancy Pelosi disarm them; they are skating on very thin ice. PP and minions, as usual, have it bass ackwards.
The killer was only trying to please, or at least impress, his father. "Look over here, Dad, I'm as good as you.
"Why didn't you give me a starring role in your life/movie?"
Thank God ‘IT’didn’t reproduce.
I’m sure LaPierre has a statement ready-to-go on this shooting, knifing, homicide by auto
Problem is, the media won’t go running to the NRA for a comment.
Our military succeeded as well as it did in the past because:
1. Our young people were rural and familiar with the outdoors
2. they could shoot, as a matter of course, usually
3. they were in good physical condition
Except for a very small minority, the younger generation are:
1. afraid of reality and escape into fantasy
2. so out of shape as to break a sweat reaching for the remote
3. so indoctrinated to be victims as to be totally worthless in an emergency/survival situation.
But our criminal element; they’re alive and well.
Especially the white collar/political class scum.
This guy needs to look in the mirror when he is blaming anyone and everyone but himself. I hope he doesn’t have it on his conscience that he didn’t take the kid to Sunday School and Church, pray with him about his problems. He needs to seek Christian counseling before others (if there are any) in the family go the same way. Not judging but it is evident Jesus is the answer for ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS. The answers may not be what we want but in due time we see His Ways.
Yep. I screwed that one up.
The poor father is mentally ill at this point. Discount everything he says.
He’s blaming politicians and the NRA. He was much closer to the situation than politicians or the NRA. He FAILED.
Politicians and the NRA aren’t responsible for teaching his child morals and values. We know what the son valued from the videos. This father FAILED.
I BLAME THE NRA FOR MY SUICIDE!!!
The father knows full well that his son has an ongoing mental disorder supposedly being treated by mental health professionals. The firearm license would never have been issued has the gun store known.
The failure is in the inadequacy of the mental health care professionals.
Where was Sandra Fluke when she was needed?
That about says it all.