Campus killer’s father blames guns — not his son — for the slaughter; ‘What about parenting?’

gunman's-fatherThe father of the man who murdered a professor and eight Christian students at an Oregon community college on Thursday is blaming the guns rather than the gunman for his son’s shooting spree.

And although Ian Mercer didn’t come right out and say it, he probably believes the ammunition was a co-conspirator in the Umpqua Community College bloodbath.

“That’s what guns are. The killers. It’s as simple as that. It’s black and white,” Mercer said in a Saturday CNN interview.

Actually the truth is even more simple. Mercer’s son, Christopher Harper-Mercer slaughtered nine people before shooting himself to death on a community college campus in Oregon.

But Ian Mercer can’t accept that. And because the gun is the killer, he also casts blame on Congress for not enacting more stringent gun laws.

“They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done,” he told CNN.

“Look all over the world, you don’t see these kind of mass shootings all over the world on a consistent basis like you do in the United States,” he added.

“I’m a great believer, you don’t buy guns. Don’t buy guns. Don’t buy guns,” he repeated.

Watch the interview, via CNN. Then check out the comments made on Twitter below.

Social media users couldn’t hold back their astonishment — or contempt. As one user asked, if guns can be blamed, “what about parenting of this kid?”

 

But maybe there’s something more at work here. What about the media?

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