For the moment we do not know very much about why Elliott Rodger stabbed his three roommates to death and then shot and killed several other people in Isla Vista, CA.
It did not, however, come as a complete surprise. Those near and dear to Rodger saw the signs and reported them to the proper authorities.
According to The New York Post:
The father and other family members had warned cops after seeing some of Elliott’s creepy, suicide-and-murder-referencing videos online weeks before the spree, the family’s lawyer said.
But Santa Barbara sheriff’s deputies interviewed Elliott and found him to be no threat.
Elliott was a “perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human” without a history of guns, said family lawyer Alan Schifman.
Lawyer Schifman also informs us that Elliott Rodger was being treated by “multiple therapists.” Apparently, not very successfully.
We do not know anything about the therapies Rodger was undergoing. We do not know what medications he was taking. And we do not know whether any of the therapists warned the police.
Be that as it may, many commentators will conclude that the fault lies with the NRA.