The father of slain WBDJ-TV journalist Alison Parker told Fox News Wednesday night that his new "mission in life" would be to pass gun control legislation aimed at closing loopholes and ensuring those who want to purchase a firearm pass a background check.
Speaking with host Megyn Kelly, Andy Parker said that he would not allow his 24-year-old daughter's death to be for nothing.
"I'm not going to let this issue drop. We've got to do something about crazy people getting guns," he said.
"You mark my words, my mission in life, and I talked to the governor today. He called me. And I told him, I said, 'I'm going to do something. I'm going to do whatever it takes to get gun legislation. To shame people. To shame legislators into doing something about closing loopholes and background checks and making sure crazy people don't get guns,'" Parker continued.
"So this is not the last you've heard of me. This is something that's Alison's legacy that I want to make happen," he added.
A spokesperson for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told BuzzFeed that the gunman appeared to have passed a background check when purchasing a Glock 19 pistol.
27-year-old photojournalist Adam Ward was also killed Wednesday morning when the gunman opened fired on the WBMD-TV news crew during a live broadcast.
This story has been updated to include more information.
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