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Alison Parker’s Father: WDBJ Shooter ‘Messed with the Wrong Family’


Andy Parker, the father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, continued his public campaign to force action on gun violence prevention following last week’s shooting, with an even more impassioned appearance on CNN’s State of the Union with Jake Tapper Sunday morning.

“I’ve done a lot of media interviews, as you probably know, and a lot with CNN, and with the exception of one news organization that you can probably figure out that will go unnamed, everyone has been so kind and considerate of our family,” Parker said at the top of the interview, likely referring to his recent interaction with Megyn Kelly on Fox News.

“I think that’s my fear is that, you know, this is going to be a big news story for a weekend, and then, you know, it’s on to the next one,” Parker told Tapper. “But, but, you know, we cannot let this drop. And I think this is different. This time this is different, because, Alison was one of you guys. I mean, she was part of the media. And it could have been, you know, it could have been anyone out there doing this.”

Specifically, Parker cited a “gun violence restraining order” law in California that “probably would have prevented” the death of his daughter had it been able to pass in Virginia. He vowed to keep hammering this issue until something meaningful was done.

“I’m telling you, they messed with the wrong family,” Parker said at the end of the interview.

Watch video below, via CNN:

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