‘No matter what, they will be punished’: Lawmakers ask for more gun control after Virginia mass shooting
U.S. lawmakers are asking the Justice Department to consider a request from the governor to allow the FBI to use a special firearms investigation tool to probe whether the Virginia Tech shooter acted alone.
Lawmakers are asking that the FBI use a similar tool to look into the deaths of three men who were killed by a stray bullet after they drove their car into a wall during a celebration at a college campus in the U.K. on Monday.
The U.N. Security Council unanimously condemned the Virginia killings on Monday, calling them “an act of terror that cannot be justified.”
The Virginia Tech shooting was the deadliest mass shooting in U.A.E. history.
The FBI has said it will look into whether the killer acted alone or in conjunction with others.
U.S.-born Elliot Rodger, 23, killed six people and wounded 29 in an online rampage, before being shot dead by police.
The shooter used an online dating app, and his Facebook page indicates he had an interest in guns.
A report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives found that Rodger had several firearms and ammunition, including two guns and one silencer.