[Ed. – Intervening with Elliot Rodger is exactly why they’re supposed to have the effing thing.]
Several weeks before Elliot Rodger killed three people with a knife and three people with a gun, police followed up on a tip from his mother and interviewed him at his apartment.
And instead of discovering the guns and perhaps saving three lives–Rodger still would have been able to stab the others–they visited him and described Rodger as a “wonderful human.”
Ironically, having his guns discovered was Rodger’s biggest concern as his “day of retribution” approached. Fox News reported Rodger’s admission: “If they demanded to search my room… That would have ended everything. For a few horrible seconds I thought it was over.” …
Emeryville, CA, Police Chief Ken James said, “I cringed when I learned they didn’t run [the database] for guns.”