On Friday 22 year-old Elliot Rodger stabbed three men to death in his apartment,stabbing each repeatedly with a sharp object. Then he drove his black BMW to Alpha Phi sorority and shot three young women, killing two. Rodger then drove past a deli mart and killed another male student before taking his life.
On Sunday morning Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) went on CBS’ Face the Nation and urged Congress to push new gun control bills that were introduced after the Sandy Hook shooting but failed to pass the Senate. Blumenthal argued that Congress would be “complicit” in future shootings if it did not act.
Transcript via Mediaite:
“A year and half ago it seemed like we were on the verge of, potentially, legislation that would stop the madness and end the insanity that has killed too many young people, thousands, tens of thousands since Sandy Hook. I really, sincerely hope that this tragedy, this unimaginable, unpseakable tragedy, will bring back measures that would keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people who are severely troubled or deranged like this young man was, and provide resources. …90% of the American people want background checks to be heard, to be responded to, and to end the madness and insanity.”
For the record… The FBI recently put out their 2012 statistics. Hammers and fists are the number one killers — 3.5 times more than “assault” rifles.
Hat Tip Mara