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Notorious 'Son of Sam' serial killer speaks out against guns

David Berkowitz, who carried out 13-month shooting spree in the 1970s, said his hope was for young people to realise “just how terrible this violence is.”

“If (god) can save someone like me, he can save anybody.”
“If (god) can save someone like me, he can save anybody.”
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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 – saying ”young people are losing direction and don’t value life.”

Berkowitz said gun control was for legislators to work out, but that his hope was for young people to realise “just how terrible this violence is.”

He said: “When they use a gun, they ruin their lives too… I have regrets more than words can say.”

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