Alleged Gunman's Family Releases Statement Supporting Gun Control
On May 24, the family of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger released a statement through their attorney saying they are "against guns" and support gun control.
On May 23, their son allegedly shot and killed 7 people, including himself, and wounded 7 others. Breitbart News reported his motive was "retribution" for women who had rejected his advances.
Elliot was the son of Peter Rodger, one of the assistant directors of Hollywood's The Hunger Games.
According to the Post and Courier, attorney Alan Shifman spoke on behalf of the family, saying: "My client's mission in life will be to try to prevent any such tragedies from happening again. This country, this world, needs to address mental illness and the ramifications from not recognizing these illnesses."
Shifman also said the Rodger family is "staunchly against guns" and "supports gun-control laws."
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