Bobby Jindal raised a few eyebrows by a) apparently still running for President, and b) blasting the father of the Oregon Shooter who blamed his sons actions on guns. ABC’s Martha Raddatz was AGHAST that Jindal could say such a thing.
Bobby Jindal had no apologies.
“We’ve got millions of boys growing up without father figures, without that guidance at home. Too often, these shooters are misguided young men. And so you’ve got Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, and now this shooter’s father lecturing us on the need for gun control.”
Unfortunately, Jindal then went into blaming video games, violent movies, music, and pop culture as a whole, which is just…no. Doing that makes you sound just as ridiculous as blaming guns.
But as for him blasting the shooter’s father? Look, I’m a reasonable person. If your child is the VICTIM of a violent crime and in your grief you blame the gun, I get that. You’d still be wrong and I’d still say that you’re wrong, but I get that.
However if your child is the one who KILLED PEOPLE and you want to deflect blame from him being a murder and put it on the gun – which if you were doing your job as a parent, you would have known something was wrong with this kid – you’re going to kiss my ass.
It’s good to see Bobby Jindal refuse to back down.