The 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?”
Wow, I’m truly speechless! http://t.co/87DS24yOIw @RaginCajun72 @SaharahShae @2AFight @RDannely @GRAANH @GRAA_LA @ChrisLoesch @PolitiBunny
— Eric Reed (@EricReedGRAA) October 4, 2015
A little heads up here stupid! I do not think you are to blame, your son is…but if blame must be passed away… http://t.co/J7NOV9dMPB — Conservative Freaks (@Freak1791) October 4, 2015
Oregon shooter’s father blames guns, not his failure to raise his son properly? Wow. http://t.co/kgPfnmdLCo via @theblaze — Paul D. Gallagher (@paulgallagher) October 4, 2015
http://t.co/uOuIlAEX1P This idiot beeds tp be charged with a crime. He knew his insane son had 13 guns and he did nothing.. #OregonKiller
— Adjusted Well (@Adjustedwell) October 4, 2015
Father of killer blames guns. No one ever takes responsibility for their actions. What about parenting of this kid? https://t.co/k8eRVPQcCg
— Hellno2hillary2016 (@ExposeHillary) October 4, 2015
But maybe there’s something more at work here. What about the media?
This is where the media exploits those in grief for its own selfish cause. http://t.co/iXKtgMoHJ7 — Taryn (@TarynOnthenews) October 3, 2015
DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW
Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!
- ‘Act like a grownup’: Drunk driver sobs when she loses plea deal by coming 4 hours late to court - July 23, 2017
- ‘I would’ve fired her the day I met her’: Glenn Beck reveals more about Tomi Lahren mess - July 23, 2017
- Canadian thug beats 74-year-old cyclist bloody with a club in road rage fit– and they say US is more violent? - July 23, 2017
We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.