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Bobby Jindal: Oregon Shooter's Father 'Has No Right' To Lecture On Gun Control

The Huffington Post The Huffington Post 12/10/2015 Paige Lavender
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Louisiana governor and Republican presidential hopeful Bobby Jindal doubled down on his criticism of the father of Chris Harper-Mercer, who recently went on a shooting spree at Umpqua Community College, killing 10 and injuring nine others.

"I absolutely believe he has no right to be lecturing the rest of us," Jindal said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday. "Gun control's not going to solve this."

Earlier this month, Jindal called Harper-Mercer's father Ian Mercer "the problem" after he called for more gun control in the wake of his son's attack.

"He's a complete failure as a father, he should be embarrassed to even show his face in public," Jindal wrote on his website.

On Sunday, Jindal also blamed "moral decay" for the shooting, saying a culture of violent video games, television and songs provoke mass shooters. Jindal said that because the shooter's father "by his own admission" wasn't involved in the shooter's life, he had no right to call for greater gun control.

Rather than passing stricter gun laws, Jindal said the nation needs "a renaissance of decency, a spiritual revival" to help prevent further mass shootings.

"Passing more laws to take away the rights of law-abiding Americans won't solve this problem, won't stop the next massacre, won't stop the next tragedy," Jindal said.

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