Ian M_____* was quick to blame inanimate tools for the actions of a son he failed as a parent:

The father of the Roseburg, Oregon, shooter said he doesn’t know where his son got his weapons, and he declined to comment much on his son’s mental state, but he was quick to say what he thought was to blame in the deadly college attack: Guns.

Ian M_____, during an interview outside his California home Saturday, told CNN that he didn’t know his son had a single gun, let alone 13. He asked, “How on earth could he compile 13 guns? How could that happen?”

M_____’s son, C____ H_____-M_____*, staged an attack at Umpqua Community College, killing nine people and injuring nine others Thursday.

During his interview, Ian M_____ appeared to walk back his statement that guns were to blame, but only briefly.

“We talk about gun laws. We talk about gun control. Every time something like this happens, they talk about it and nothing gets done. I’m not trying to say that that’s to blame for what happened, but if C____ had not been able to get hold of 13 guns, this wouldn’t have happened,” the father said.

No, sir.

More than 100 million Americans own firearms. The vast majority would never hurt anyone. You were disconnected from your son’s life. You clearly didn’t know much about him at all.

Absentee fathers, and permissive mothers of mentally unbalanced, but still out-of-the-system murderers.

Sure… blame the guns.