Alison Parker’s Dad: Politicians Who Don‘t Fight NRA Are ‘Cowards’


andy parkerAndy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, called politicians who don’t tackle gun control “cowards” in an interview with CNN.

“Look, I’m for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a way to force politicians who are cowards and in the pocket of the NRA to come to grips and have sensible laws so that crazy people can’t get guns,” he said.

On Wednesday night, he vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy people don’t get guns.”

Former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan gunned down Parker’s 24-year-old daughter, Alison Parker, along with cameraman Adam Ward while they were on the air.

Andy Parker appeared Wednesday night on The Kelly File along with his daughter’s fiancé, Chris Hurst, who also worked at the station. Andy Parker said after an emotional day, “Anger is starting to creep in.” Read more at Fox News.


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  1. Many of them are cowards, but there are probably those who agree with the NRA. FWIW, I believe the NRA are a gang of gun nuts whose opposition to common-sense restrictions of ANY type is odious. I wish Mr. Parker success in fighting for the type of law that would have made it tougher for his daughter’s deranged murderer to get his hands on the gun used in the murders.

  2. I have a better idea: let’s pass a law banning murder. Oh wait, the murder is already illegal, much more illegal than illegal guns. Therefore, it’s a safe bet that somebody dedicated to committing a much more illegal crime of murder, will not be magically compliant with a much less severe crime of possessing illegal guns. So go ahead, ban all the guns to your heart’s content – dedicated psycho terrorists and other criminals will obtain their guns illegally – smuggled over the border or home manufactured. After all, narcotics are very illegal and draconianly enforced, yet are very available and very used. More laws never stopped a criminal from committing a crime, but more laws always takes away our liberties and our means of defending ourselves from the lawless and the deranged.