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Parents of murdered reporter appear at gun control event in Richmond

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Posted at 5:00 PM, Oct 17, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-17 17:00:37-04

RICHMOND, Va. — Parents of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker were in Richmond Saturday advocating for stricter gun control laws.

Andy and Barbara Parker, together with Everytown for Gun Safety and the Virginia chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, led the canvassing event in support of Virginia Senate candidate Dan Gecker. Gecker has made gun control reform, like background checks on all gun sales, a cornerstone of his campaign.

Alison Parker and photojournalist Adam Ward were shot and killed last month during a live TV broadcast. Following his daughter’s death, Andy Parker vowed to play a leading role in a pro-gun control movement.

The Parkers will continue their efforts at a similar event on Sunday in Woodbridge.