Slain Reporter’s Father Demands Politicians Take Up Gun Control

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Jessica Renae Buxbaum
Following the shooting death of his daughter on live television, father of slain WDBJ reporter is devoting his life to enforcing stricter gun control laws.

Following the shooting death of his daughter on live television, father of slain WDBJ reporter, Alison Parker, is devoting his life to enforcing stricter gun control laws to prevent the overwhelmingly multitude of shootings in the United States.

Andy Parker, a father of one of the two WDBJ journalists fatally shot on air by a former colleague, has vowed to become a crusader for gun control, demanding politicians stop catering to the National Rifle Association and take up stricter gun legislation.

"And I know that the NRA, their position is going to be — I can hear it now. They're going to say, 'Oh gee, well, if they were carrying, this never would have happened,'" Parker said in an interview with CNN’s "New Day."

"I've got news for you. If Alison or Adam had been caring an AK-47 strapped around their waist, it wouldn't have made any difference," he added. "They couldn't have seen this thing coming. So I don't want to hear that argument from the NRA, and you know that's going to happen. And I'm going to take it on."

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Parker advocated for similar action in an interview with Megyn Kelly on “The Kelly File” on Wednesday night.

"Mark my words, my mission in life... I'm going to do something, whatever it takes, to get gun legislation to shame people, to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes and background checks and making sure crazy people don't get guns," Parker said. “This is something that is Alison’s legacy that I want to make happen.”

Parker does not want the country to sit back and allow him to grieve silently and fall back into oblivion, but instead promises to live out the legacy of his daughter by pushing for stricter gun legislation with the hopeful goal that government will follow suit.

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