In his first interview, Peter Rodger told ABC News' Barbara Walters that he was shocked to learn that his son, Elliot, had killed six people and wounded 13 others in Isla Vista., Calif last month. "We didn't see this coming at all," Rodger said, adding that prior to the rampage he didn't think his son "could hurt a flea."
Seattle police have arrested 23-year-old Keshav Bhide after he allegedly made comments online about killing women and praising the shootings carried out by Elliot Rodger at the University of California, Santa Barbara last month, where seven students were killed. In one message he allegedly wrote, "everything Elliot did is perfectly justified."
At the same time as 20,000 students gathered for a vigil honoring the victims of last week's mass shooting, cops seized 7 guns and about 1,000 rounds of ammunition from a 21-year-old Santa Barbara student who nearly shot a neighbor through the wall of his apartment.
America's gun conversation, to the extent that there is one, is facile, extreme and led by monied interests on both ends. The NRA is awful and the vocal anti-gun left is little better—focused on superficial answers to a culture-wide problem. Here are some reform ideas that ought to be taken seriously.
Tech rainmaker Marc Andreessen once boasted that Rap Genius would one day "annotate the world." If you needed yet another reminder of how utterly worthless that would be, read the creepy and weird annotations left by company cofounder Mahbod Moghadam on the memoir of UCSB spree killer Elliot Rodger.