Jindal: Oregon gunman's father a "failure" who "owes us all an apology"

Jindal: Oregon gunman's father a "failure" who "owes us all an apology"
Published: Oct. 7, 2015 at 1:24 AM CDT|Updated: Oct. 7, 2015 at 2:21 AM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Governor Bobby Jindal has called out people during his campaign for president before, and he is doing it again.

Tuesday afternoon, Jindal blamed the mass shooting at an Oregon University last week (and others like it) on violence in video games and TV shows.

He then turned his attention to the gunman's father who recently came out in support of gun control.

In his blog written for the conservative website RedState.com, Jindal calls the man "a complete failure as a father...because he failed to raise his son" and "should be ashamed of himself, and he owes us all an apology".

"Some of the governor's language has been shocking folks to their core. It's not something you hear in a political campaign," FOX 8 Political Analyst Mike Sherman said.

Jindal's blog also says the man was "lecturing us on the need for gun control".

"[Governor Jindal] is not afraid to speak up on a particular issue, and this is the issue that a lot of people are talking about," LA GOP Executive Director Jason Dore said.

The LA GOP believes Jindal's self-proclaimed sermon was warranted, including the attack on the gunman's father.

"I think it certainly is strong but the father inserted himself into the public policy arena and a debate by saying the answer to this is more gun control, but in reality he had more control of the situation any of us," Dore said. "There has been no bills introduced that would have prevented this from happening."

"The governor is still at the back of the Republican field waving his hands as fast as he can to try and be notice. Today, we saw him sharpen his rhetoric even more on issue that are important to social conservatives," Sherman said.

Governor Jindal nor the Louisiana Democratic Party returned FOX 8's request for comments.

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