WASHINGTON- The father of a TV reporter who was murdered on live television continues his fight to strengthen the nation’s gun laws.
Reporter Alison Parker was in the middle of a live television news report in 2015 when she was shot to death by a former coworker.
Since then, her father has been on a mission to prevent gun violence.
“I felt like I had to do something to stop this scourge that’s happening in our country, and I became an advocate for sensible gun legislation,” Parker says.
The Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has responded to Parker and other victim advocates, by passing legislation that would close loopholes in the background check system. It’s the first major gun control bill in 20 years.
Republican Senators oppose the bill, which they say is unfair to legal gun owners.