'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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