Earlier today, the father of slain Virginia TV reporter Alison Parker reacted to his daughter’s murder by calling for increased gun control. Andy Parker vowed to dedicate his life to that pursuit and for good measure, vilified the National Rifle Association. Speaking to CNN, [not shown] Alison Parker’s boyfriend Chris Hurst had a different message: “There needs to be some action that is taken out of an event like this — out of an event like Sandy Hook, like Charleston, like Aurora, Colorado… where these things just don’t occur anymore . . .
We need to have a substantive conversation on what is going on in America that is allowing evil to continue to crop up over love? Is it because we are in the media? And the attacker knew this was going to get a lot of play, and here we are again, another mushroom cloud of coverage over gun violence?
I’m not exactly sure what Mr. Hurst means. I reckon he’s not too sure at this point either. But Hurst framed the debate perfectly. How do we stop evil conquering love? I could say something about self-defense here but the truth is sometimes we can’t. Let see gun control advocates put that in their pipe and smoke it. Meanwhile, again, our thoughts and prayers go to the friends and family of the victims.