Instead of apologizing for the horrific crimes committed by his son or recognizing that his son was responsible, Ian Mercer, the Oregon killer’s father, blamed guns.
“That’s what guns are. The killers. It’s as simple as that. It’s black and white,” he says. Guns are the killers. Not his son.
“They talk about gun laws, they talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens they talk about it and nothing is done,” said Ian Mercer.
“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.”
Maybe he should stop acting like he doesn’t know where his son got the guns. Either he knew or he didn’t have anything to do with his son.
If he wants to know how his son got 13 guns, he should check with his son’s mother who stockpiled firearms because she was afraid the guns laws would get stricter.
She was open about loving guns and shooting and took her son with her to the range.
A former employer said her husband was a hunter and former military, according to The New York Daily News. The only husband listed so far is Ian Mercer.