Video: Father of slain reporter Alison Parker vows to fight for gun control - Metro US

Video: Father of slain reporter Alison Parker vows to fight for gun control


One day after his daughter was killed during an on-air interview in Virginia, Andy Parker vowed to continue to push for stricter gun control.

“I’m not going to let this issue drop, we’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns,” Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly. “I know this is the news business, but next week, it isn’t going to be a story anymore and everyone’s going to forget it.”

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“But you mark my words … I’m going to do something, whatever it takes … to shame legislators into doing something on closing loopholes and background checks and making sure crazy people don’t get guns,” Parker said.

Parker said he spoke to Gov. Terry McAuliffe on the phone on the issue yesterday.

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Parker, who had just turned 24 a week ago, her father said, was filming a live segment at 6:45 a.m. on Wednesday morning in Roanoke, Va.

Shots were heard on the video, which sent the reporter and person she was talking to screaming and ducking for cover.

Both Parker and her cameraman, Adam Ward, 27, were killed, allegedly by former disgruntled employee Vester L. Flanagan, also known as Bryce WIlliams.

Flanagan died from self-inflicted gunshot wounds later in the day after leading police on a chase.

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“She lives a great life, she excelled at everything she did and she loved what she did, she loved the people she worked with, she was happy with her place in life, and so we can only take some solace in the fact that she had a wonderful life,” Parker said.

Watch the video below. Parker’s comments on gun control begin at the 9-minute mark:

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