“It’s senseless that her life and Adam’s life were taken by a crazy person with a gun,” Andy Parker, whose daughter Alison was one of two journalists fatally shot in southwest Virginia, said on CNN on Thursday morning.
"It’s senseless that her life and Adam’s life were taken by a crazy person with a gun. If I have to be the John Walsh of gun control... Look, I’m for the Second Amendment,” he said, “but there has to be a way to force politicians that are cowards and in the pockets of the NRA to come to grips and make sense, have sensible laws so that crazy people can’t get guns.”
John Walsh, whose son was brutally murdered in 1981, went on to become an advocate for victims of violent crime and hosted America's Most Wanted.
“I’m not saying let’s take away guns, I’m just saying, let’s make it harder for people with mental issues … to purchase guns. There’s got to be a mechanism that gets put in place for that,” he added.