Andy Parker, father of WDBJ reporter Alison Parker, spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo this morning about her on-air murder. Her father, like relatives of victims of other shootings over the years, spoke about the need for greater gun control measures but predicted that the media will treat this as “a great story for a couple of days and then it goes to the back burner and nothing happens,” as has been the case in the past.
Last night, he shared a similar observation with Fox News Channel’s Megyn Kelly, adding, “we’ve got to do something about crazy people getting guns.”
“I’m not saying, ‘Let’s take away guns.’ I’m saying let’s make it harder for people with mental issues or people that, you know, like this guy that killed Alison and Adam [Ward, her cameraman],” Parker told Cuomo this morning. “There’s got to be a mechanism that gets put in place for that. And I don’t think that’s unreasonable to do. How many Newtowns are we going to have? How many Sandy Hooks? How many Alisons is this going to happen to before we stop it?”
Speaking of Sandy Hook, here’s Cuomo’s interview with one of the survivors of that 2012 elementary school shooting:
And, here’s CNN’s interview with the father of a victim of the 2014 shooting at Isla Vista (near UC Santa Barbara), who you might have seen returning to CNN today to be interviewed about this latest shooting: