Shooting Victim’s Father Calls Out GOP For Committing Treason By Refusing To Pass Gun Control Laws

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Father of Shooting victiom Andy Parker

Father of Shooting victim Andy Parker

Is it treasonous for Republicans to refuse to take action to prevent innocent Americans from being shot and killed?

Well, Andy Parker sees it as treason and he called out Republicans by name for refusing to act to prevent more deaths from gun violence.

Andy Parker is the father of reporter Alison Parker, who was shot and killed during a live report on television in August by a disgruntled former employee at WDBJ.

It’s been a little over three months since his little girl was taken from him, and Andy Parker is angry that in all that time, Congress has still not acted to curb gun violence in America because of Republican loyalty to the gun lobby.

That’s why he wrote a scathing op-ed for the New York Daily News on Saturday accusing Republicans, even some by name, of committing treason against the United States.

In the op-ed, Parker describes the pain he continues to feel after the loss of his daughter. And then he rips apart Republicans for caring more about NRA cash than they do about American lives.

“Here’s what the past few months have been like. First we were numb. Then we grieved. And even as we grieved, we also got angry. Because we couldn’t believe something like this could continue to happen in this country. While my emotions were still raw, I vowed on national television to do “whatever it takes” to end gun violence. What does it mean? It means speaking out for sensible gun laws. It also means standing up for political leaders willing to do the right thing and calling out the ones who don’t.”

After praising Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe for leading the fight for sensible gun control, Parker named a pair of Republicans who are standing in the way of progress for the sake of their pocketbooks.

“And then there are the likes of Congressman Mike McCaul, the House Chairman of Homeland Security who allows known potential terrorists on the no-fly list to obtain firearms. Bob Goodlatte, the House Judiciary Chairman, whose district included Alison and the victims of the Virginia Tech shootings, has over 100 common sense gun legislation bills on his desk that he refuses to address. He told me to my face he would not hold any hearings on the subject.”

Then he tore into Senate Republicans for refusing to ban terrorists from getting guns.

“Add to that the Senate vote Thursday that defeated a measure to deny known or suspected terrorists the ability to obtain firearms and explosives and you have what amounts to, in my opinion, TREASON. These cowards would rather cash their NRA checks than protect our families and our country.”

Andy also had words for politicians who would rather offer prayers instead of doing something to stop the killing.

“We are tired of hearing “thoughts and prayers” which is the code word from sanctimonious politicians that translates to “we’re kinda sorry, but we’re doing nothing.” We demand action instead of empty platitudes.”

Indeed, all Republicans have done is offer prayers, even though the United States has averaged more than one mass shooting a day in 2015. But apparently, Republicans have no problem with Americans dying in droves as long as the NRA keeps paying them to do nothing.

When you think about it, Republicans are letting thousands of innocent Americans get killed by guns every year. And if that isn’t treason, it certainly should be.

 

Reprinted with permission from Addicting Info