I’m sorry for your grief, Mr. Parker. No parent should have to endure what you suffered. I was keeping my mouth shut when you first went on your blame-the-gun warpath. But now I know you’ve added hypocrisy to your repertoire, sympathy stretches thin:
The father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker says he thinks he will have to buy a gun now that he has decided to be an outspoken advocate for tougher gun laws.
Yeah. So everybody else who owns guns is a maniac waiting to strike. You, OTOH, are … what?
Ignorant, for one:
He says background checks should be done on people who buy weapons at gun shows.
(Scroll down to the 4:40 p.m. update at the above link for these quotes. H/T MJR.)
Nicki’s words bear repeating:
There was no loophole, and no background check that could have prevented Flanagan from getting a firearm! He was not even seeing a psychiatrist! He was not a prohibited person. There is no background check he would not have passed. The fact that he was an entitled jerk, a bad employee, and a crappy co-worker does not make him mentally ill or ineligible to own a firearm.
There is literally no loophole and no law that allowed him – a law abiding citizen, until he pulled that trigger yesterday – to purchase a gun when he should not have been allowed to do so. None.
And yet, in the heat of grief, the push for more ineffective laws that will do nothing but disarm those who have committed no crime continues …