The father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker is ramping up his campaign against gun violence, this time taking a veiled shot at Fox News during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper.
“I’ve done a lot of media interviews, as you probably know, and a lot with CNN, and with the exception of one news organization that you can probably figure out that will go unnamed, everyone has been so kind and considerate of our family,” Andy Parker said, seemingly referring to a recent exchange he had with Fox’s Megyn Kelly.
“I think that’s my fear is that, you know, this is going to be a big news story for a weekend, and then, you know, it’s on to the next one,” Parker continued. “But, you know, we cannot let this drop. And I think this is different. This time this is different because Alison was one of you guys. I mean, she was part of the media. And it could have been, you know, it could have been anyone out there doing this.”
Parker then mentioned a “gun violence restraining order” law in California that “probably would have prevented” his daughter’s death if applied in Virginia.