The father of murdered journalist Alison Parker slammed politicians “in the pocket of the NRA” on CNN’s New Day, saying they prevented sensible gun laws from being passed.
“It’s senseless that her life and Adam’s life were taken by a crazy person with a gun. If I have to be the John Walsh of gun control–” Andy Parker said (Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, became an advocate for missing children after his own son was abducted).
“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 continued.
“It can’t be that hard,” Parker said. “And yet, politicians from the local level, and the state level, to the national level, they sidestep the issue, they kick the can down the road. This can’t happen anymore.”
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