Andy Parker, the father of the WDBJ-TV reporter who was shot and killed during a live broadcast Wednesday morning along with a cameraman, called politicians who don't tackle gun control "cowards" in an interview with CNN. “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 said.
On Wednesday night, he vowed to fight for stricter gun legislation that closes loopholes and ensures background checks. Parker told Fox News’ Megyn Kelly he would make it his “mission in life” to make sure “crazy people don’t get guns.” Former WDBJ reporter Vester Lee Flanagan gunned down Parker’s 24-year-old daughter, Alison Parker, along with cameraman Adam Ward while they were on the air. Andy Parker appeared Wednesday night on The Kelly File along with his daughter’s fiancé, Chris Hurst, who also worked at the station. Andy Parker said after an emotional day, “Anger is starting to creep in.”