Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

America ; Armed to Kill

Newspaper article Charleston Gazette Mail

America ; Armed to Kill

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GUN MASSACRES never stop in America and theres a clear common thread: Mass killers tend to be male misfits, at least partly mentally ill. They seem to be losers who cant succeed in life, so they arm themselves to mow down throngs of children or unsuspecting, defenseless folks. Only a tiny percentage of Americans carry loaded pistols hidden in their pockets. But politicians cower before the gun-packers, granting every wish of the National Rifle Association - and doing nothing to protect the rest of Americans.

They are "cowards in the pockets of the NRA - that's the bitter view of the father of the young Virginia woman newscaster, Alison Parker, who was killed on-camera with her cameraman, Adam Ward, by an anger-prone ex-colleague who had been fired by their television station.

Her father, Andy Parker, said on TV:

"Look, I'm for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a way to force politicians, who are cowards in the pockets of the NRA, to come to grips and have sensible laws so that crazy people can't get guns. …

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