The father of Alison Parker, the journalist shot dead on live television on Wednesday, has said that now he is campaigning for gun control he will probably have to get a firearm to defend himself. Andy Parker, spoke to reporters on Friday after he visited the television station, WDBJ7, where his daughter worked before being murdered – along with cameraman Adam Ward – by their former colleague Vester Lee Flanagan…
…Yet, Parker said that he is “probably going to have to get a gun” because of the culture in the United States.
“When you’re in the media, as you know, and when you are taking on an issue like this, there are a lot of people who take exception to what you are saying, so I will probably have to do that,” Parker said.
He does not currently own a gun, but said: “I don’t want to take any chances.”
I held as long as I could giving him the latitude he needs to deal with his grief. But one thing is to rant against Gun Owners and the NRA and a whole different level of hypocrisy is to say he will get a gun for his defense.
And for Gun Control groups demanding MOAR Background checks, it is hard to play the Father of the Victim ranting against the Rabid White Racist angle when the shooter is a black gay Obama voter who passed the background check and a waiting period.
They are trying, but not succeeding much.