Watch this video before reading the rest of the article. The video is from Elliot Rodger the alleged gunman from the latest rampage in California and shows exactly why he went on a shooting spree stabbing and shooting to death six people. I thought of leaving this topic alone and not covering out of respect for the families until a grieving father of one of the victims blamed the NRA for the death of his son—giving progressives fuel for the fire of gun grabbing legislation. He desired to use his grief as a platform for more gun control mandating a proper analysis of this terrible shooting—which starts with this video.
The following contents come from a below linked YouTube video with some basic editing inserting additional information:
The father of one of the six victims gunned down on Friday night by Elliot Rodger blamed the NRA and politicians for the death of his only son, Christopher Martinez. He shouted with grief at a press conference: ‘You don’t think it will happen to your child until it does.’ (NY Daily News) ‘Sexually frustrated’ Santa Barbara killer promised to ‘kill as many people as possible’ The hate-filled son of Hollywood director Peter Elliot was identified Saturday as the gunman who killed six people in a murderous rampage near a California college. Chin Elliot, the mother of the shooter read a 130+ page email by her son that sent her frantically calling her ex-husband who was dining with his new wife and friends. The two parents raced to Isla Vista in an attempt to stop the slaughter they knew was coming—but were too late.
Shooter Elliot Rodger, 22, posted an incendiary YouTube rant promising a slaughter of sorority sisters and strangers on the street hours before the night of murder that ended in his suicide.
The killer stabbed three men to death at his Isla Vista apartment before he embarked on the killing spree that also wounded 13 people on Friday night.
In a 130+-page manifesto, described as a “rambling autobiography” by Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, detailed Rodger’s life story and his plan to kill his roommates. “I would have to kill my housemates to get them out-of-the-way,” he wrote. “In fact, I’d even enjoy stabbing them both to death while they slept.”
Two of the three bodies pulled from the Rodger apartment have been confirmed as the roommates.
Rodger killed himself behind the wheel of his pricey black BMW after a deadly fire fight with Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies. The lone gunman carved a football-field length path of carnage, near the campus of the University of California at Santa Barbara, which included a total of 10 locations with 12 separate crime scenes, Brown said at a press conference Saturday night.
Three of the victims have been identified as Veronika Weiss, 19, Katie Cooper and Christopher Martinez.
Martinez’s father, Richard, shouted with grief and blamed “craven” and “irresponsible” politicians and the NRA for the death of his only son at a press conference on Saturday. You don’t think it will happen to your child until it does,” Martinez said as he held a photo of his son as a child playing baseball. “Chris was a really great kid, ask anyone who knew him. His death has left our family lost and broken. “When will this insanity stop,” the crying dad screamed. He added, “We should say to ourselves, ‘Not one more,” before he dropped the mic and stormed away from the podium.
A lawyer for Rodger’s father confirmed the son’s involvement to ABC News. The deranged gunman announced his plans for mass murder in a deeply disturbing seven-minute video. You denied me a happy life, and in turn I will deny all of your life,” the baby-faced Rodger says at one point before offering a chilling laugh. “It’s only fair. I hate all of you.
“If I had it in my power, I would stop at nothing to reduce every single one of you to mountains of skulls and rivers of blood, and rightfully so.”
The deadly shooting spree lasted for six terrifying minutes, with Rodger involved in two shootouts with sheriff’s deputies before he was discovered inside the BMW with a gunshot wound to his head. The chilling and creepy YouTube clip, titled “Elliot Rodger’s Retribution,” offered insights into the twisted mind behind the remorseless rampage.
Rodger’s diatribe declares both his hatred of women and his violent intentions to take revenge for years of rejection. He promises to shoot up a sorority house on the UCSB campus as payback.
The disturbed speaker says he’s a virgin who never as much as kissed a girl.
“On the day of retribution, I am going to enter the hottest sorority house of UCSB and I will slaughter every single spoiled, stuck-up blond slut I see inside there,” he announces. “All those girls that I’ve desired so much.”
“I’ll take great pleasure in slaughtering all of you,” he says later. “You will finally see that I am in truth the superior one. The true alpha male.
He then pauses for another horrifying laugh.
Rodger’s father is a Hollywood director and assistant director whose credits include work on “The Hunger Games.”According to Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown, investigators were “analyzing both written and videotaped evidence that suggests this atrocity was a premeditated mass murder.”
The gunman, of Calabasas, Calif., arrived in Isla Vista driving a black BMW and opened fire at 9:27 p.m. Friday, Brown said. Bullets were soon flying through the darkness as the shooter blasted away from behind the wheel of his car, with one witness saying as many as 20 shots were fired.
“I heard shots, screams, pain,” student Michael Vitak told KEYT-TV after the shooting.
Vitak said he watched in horror as one woman was killed and a second seriously wounded. “I hope she is going to be fine,” he said.
Eyewitness Nikolaus Becker was sitting outside The Habit Burger Grill when he heard the pop-pop-pop of what he thought were firecrackers.
To even begin to ascertain that the shooting spree in California involving Elliot Rodger could have been eliminated with more stringent gun control is to ignore the real culprit in this case which is far more to blame. Even if guns were removed from every single individual in the world—the root cause of the shooter’s behavior would persist. The evidence of this case points toward the relationship of Elliot and his father Peter as the real problem. Young men need from their fathers guidance on the matters of sexual pursuits and during a time when Elliot needed his father—there was a divorce in his family and a new woman took his father away. Divorce happens to a lot of kids, and it hurts them. But Elliot had the added complications of Asperger’s syndrome and a pampered life where values are often cheapened without reference. Often parents in cases like Chin and Peter Elliot throw money at their children hoping to appease them as they pursue their career paths. In Peter’s life, his only major film credit is The Hunger Games—so he has been busy social-climbing in Hollywood to earn his next work which appears to have interfered with the development of his son.
Are the parents at fault for the deaths caused by their son Elliot Rodger………..yes. Should they rake themselves over the coals over it–no. They are victims themselves of a society that believes families can be wrecked and rebuilt like Lego blocks openly accepting progressive lifestyles which led to the detriment of their son. Other families manage to raise children who do not go on shooting rampages, but their children are never-the-less distraught the same. They just don’t go to the added level of acting on their anxiety as Rodger did.
To stab to death his roommates is a very personal way to kill, and it would have occurred whether or not there were more gun laws. Rodger was going to kill people one way or another because sex was a mystery to him—he wanted it, and he couldn’t find it, and he was angry about it. It was his parent’s job to help him solve that problem, but they didn’t take an active role—and the result is what occurred. In a world driven by sex, a young man needs to at least experience such things and the parents need to advise him how to get there.
I have some knowledge of this problem. I had two friends who were really close to me who had similar difficulties. Both were very intelligent—in some ways too intelligent to play the mating games women often want to play—biologically. So they entered past their 18th birthdays without kissing girls and the pressure was incredibly difficult for them. Both of my friends had difficulties with their parents–one was too Christian and the other was too progressive—both led to extremes in the family environment. If my friends had been less intelligent, they might have not noticed so much, but because they were—they found it impossible to please their parents and attract a mate making sex impossible. For one I took a collection to buy him his first sexual experience—just to get the monkey off his back. Once he had his experience, women naturally detected his lack of virginity and it helped him launch into relationships that allowed for sex with girls. The other friend resisted my offer for another six years being a good Christian and all. Finally he let me buy him a private stripper which put a real naked woman in front of him. There was no sex, but it did help, and a few years later he found a woman who wanted to have sex with him and found his guilt over the stripper incident cutely naive. She married him and they are still that way to this day. I’m not typically a supporter of the silly didactic sexual stuff, but it is a primary biological need. Adults need to see that their children learn to care for their basic needs, and sex is one of them—just like eating is. Every man needs to show their sons how to behave in a confident fashion that wins the hearts of women. If that does not happen, a man does a son a terrible disservice.
Peter Rodger should have helped his son solve this problem three years prior at age 19 when it was obvious that the young man was not able to convince girls to undress for him on his own. Once the momentous occasion of sexual interaction occurs for young men, they find that all subsequent activity becomes much more natural—so a dad can certainly help a son with this problem by at least putting a naked woman near the boy so that all the emotions of such a thing can be dealt with avoiding the awkwardness more experienced girls of the same age will feel when dealing with a male virgin in the height of their sexual years. This should be done to assist the boy in living a productive life, not just in preventing shooting sprees.
This topic is difficult for people to even discuss—and ultimately that is the reason for the shooting rampage in this case. Peter Rodger could have solved the problem by taking his son to a strip joint—which are disgusting places, but far better than having such a social meltdown. It would certainly be a last resort, but it should never be neglected how important sex is to young men—especially in a society addicted to it. My rational with my friends was that we often enjoyed other things besides girls—so if they could get those primal needs out-of-the-way, they would have higher quality lives that would allow them to continue enjoying more intelligent activity without distraction. Peter should have helped his son find a girl instead of starting new relationships with new women and hanging out with the Hollywood crowd trying to find work. The son left without a father in the home alone with his mother—had to endure a female relationship without sex with a female that his father had rejected causing all sorts of mixed up emotions—because most young men seek in their sexual mates, women who are like their mothers. It would not surprise me that it was this problem that ultimately led to Elliot Rodger’s sexual frustration–how to defend the position of his father by rejecting his mother who is the aim of Elliot’s sexual fulfillment in potential mates. That duality combined with Asperger’s syndrome was destructive to Elliot’s mind and was the cause of the shooting spree. It was not caused by a gun; the act of terror was caused by a broken mind. It was preventable not with a new law, but with love and common sense.