Speaking on CNN’s State of the Union, the father of slain journalist Alison Parker announced that “they messed with the wrong family.” Wait. What? Who is this they of which Mr. Parker speaks? The man responsible for his daughter’s life is dead. As far as we know, he wasn’t part of a criminal conspiracy. And the aggressors are: “NRA supporters and lawmakers who voted against passing stricter gun laws.” As you know doubt know, Alison’s killer passed a background check when he purchased his firearm. He had not been adjudicated mentally incompetent or committed to a mental institution. So what gun control law could have saved his daughter? Parker said . . .
“that there should be some kind of protocol established” to keep mentally disturbed people from getting ahold of firearms. Parker told CNN that Gabrielle Giffords’ anti-gun org Americans for Responsible Solutions and billionaire Michael Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Safety have both reached out to exploit his bereavement. Parker’s remarks also reveal that the UT grad, former actor and current banking industry taken acquisition manager was in favor of new gun control measures before his daughter was shot. Sadly, his efforts will now receive national prominence.