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Father of Slain TV Reporter Vows to Fight for Tougher Gun Laws

Father of Slain TV Reporter Vows to Fight for Tougher Gun Laws
Alison Parker and Adam Ward (AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:53 PM

Andy Parker, the father of WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker, who was shot to death Wednesday morning along with cameraman Adam Ward during a live broadcast in Virginia, said he will fight to keep "crazy people" from getting guns.

Parker appeared Wednesday night on Fox News Channel's "The Kelly File"  with his daughter's fiance, Chris Hurst, who also works at the station.

Parker admitted that after a day of rollercoaster emotions, "anger is starting to creep in."

"He was a crazy man that got a gun," Parker said.

The two appeared only on "The Kelly File," and said they did so only because Alison Parker was a journalist herself who liked to tell the story of others, and she would have wanted them to tell hers.

Her father got emotional when he said that he understands his daughter's death is a big story now, but will have faded from the headlines in a week.

"But you mark my words, my mission in life —  and I talked to the governor today … I told him, 'I'm going to do something, whatever it takes, to get gun legislation to shame people, to shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes in background checks and making sure crazy people don't get guns.'"

Hurst said he has reported on mental health issues and doesn’t want people with such problems to not get help just because the man – a former reporter at the station – had mental health problems.

"What happened behind us was clearly wrong. But there had been ample time beforehand where many, many other things went wrong," Hurst said.

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