'Son of Sam' killer: 'Take the glory out of guns'

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

NEW YORK (AP) -- David Berkowitz says "society has to take the glory out of guns."

The "Son of Sam" killer spoke to the Daily News from the maximum security Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, N.Y.

He's serving 25 years to life for killing six people during a 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s.

He lamented the latest fatal shootings in Colorado, Wisconsin and on New York City streets, including that of a 4-year-old boy in the Bronx.

Berkowitz said "young people are losing direction and don't value life."

He said gun control was for legislators to work out. His hope is for young people to realize "just how terrible this violence is."

Said Berkowitz: "When they use a gun ... they ruin their lives too."

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  • by NotASonOfSam on Aug 11, 2012 at 06:18 AM
    Oh, this is perfect for the pro gun control folks. Make this guy the president of the brady crowd as that will certainly help their cause. He may even turn out to be the only one of them that has even an ounce of sanity.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 10, 2012 at 04:01 PM
    did his dog tell him that?
  • by SAM Location: Grand Junction on Aug 10, 2012 at 10:53 AM
    Has all of the media just gone nuts? Taking advise from a serial killer? Crazy people will kill other people whether they us a gun or not.
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