Slain WDBJ reporter's father vows to 'shame' politicians into preventing 'crazy people' from getting guns

Let's Remember Alison Parker And Adam Ward, Not Their Killer

The father of slain WDBJ reporter Alison Parker expressed strong indignation on Wednesday at the lack of common sense gun control in America that he believes was in part responsible for his daughter's death.

"I'm not going to let this issue drop; we've got to do something about crazy people getting guns," Andy Parker told Fox News' Megyn Kelly.

"Next week, it isn't going to be a story anymore and everybody is going to forget it," he continued, saying his mission in life was now to "shame" politicians into taking action on gun control.

He also said the family used to joke with Alison that she'd be the perfect anchor on Kelly's network.

"She was a journalist; we even joked with her she was the perfect Fox News girl, she was pretty, she was blond, and she was extremely smart."

Photos from the memorials honoring Alison Parker and Adam Ward:

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ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 30: An Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Healing to commemorate the lives of WDBJ reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward is held at the Jefferson Center in Shaftman Performance Hall in on August 30, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. The commemoration featured an introductory slideshow, taken during one of Parker's and Ward's humorous broadcasts on WDBJ7 in Roanoke's 'Mornin' show. Parker and Ward were reportedely killed by Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, during a live broadcast on August 26th in Moneta, Virginia. Williams later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 30, 2015: (L-R) Dave Skole, with Christ Lutheran Church in Roanoke consoles Chris Hurst, boyfriend and colleague of Alison Parker, at the Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Healing to commemorate the lives of WDBJ reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward at the Jefferson Center in Shaftman Performance Hall in on August 30, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. Parker and Ward were reportedely killed by Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, during a live broadcast on August 26th in Moneta, Virginia. Williams later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 30, 2015:Andy Parker, father of Alison Parker, is comforted by a family member of Parker's boyfriend and colleague, Chris Hurst, following the Interfaith Service of Remembrance and Healing to commemorate the lives of WDBJ reporters Alison Parker and Adam Ward at the Jefferson Center in Shaftman Performance Hall in on August 30, 2015, in Roanoke, Virginia. Parker and Ward were reportedely killed by Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, during a live broadcast on August 26th in Moneta, Virginia. Williams later died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Stephanie Klein-Davis/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - AUGUST 27: Residents hold candles during a vigil for Alison Parker on Martinsville High School's football field on August 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake on August 26. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - AUGUST 27: A photo sits amonst flowers at a candlelight vigil for Alison Parker on Martinsville High School's football field on August 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake on August 26. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
MARTINSVILLE, VA - AUGUST 27: Residents attend a candlelight vigil for Alison Parker on Martinsville High School's football field on August 27, 2015 in Martinsville, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake on August 26. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: DonnaToliver leaves flowers at a memorial for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: Madalyn Hartberger (L) and Rachel Ostrom bring flowers for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: DonnaToliver leaves flowers at a memorial for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: Madalyn Hartberger (L) and Rachel Ostrom bring flowers for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: Flowers are left for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
ROANOKE, VA - AUGUST 26: Jil Harrington leaves flowers for the two journalist that were killed this morning during a live broadcast on August 26, 2015 in Roanoke, Virginia. Two employees of WDBJ TV were killed this morning during a live broadcast at Bridgewater Plaza on Smith Mountain Lake. The victims have been identified as reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward. Parker, 24 and Ward, 27, worked for WDBJ in Roanoke, Virginia. The suspect, Vester Lee Flanigan, also known as Bryce Williams, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound. (Photo by Jay Paul/Getty Images)
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His daughter had just turned 24 a week ago and was discussing getting married with her boyfriend and WDBJ colleague Chris Hurst.

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Celebrities, politicians, and journalists react to yesterday's shooting on Twitter:
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My heart goes out to the two journalists who were shot in Virginia this morning. My show airs on @WDBJ7 every day. Sending love to you all.
Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims' families in Virginia. -H
Heartbroken over senseless murders today in Smith Mountain Lake. State Police on scene working w/ local law agencies to capture suspect.
Thoughts w/the loved ones & colleagues of the young #WDBJ journalists murdered this a.m. doing the jobs they loved. http://t.co/AkhMmccGIW
Shocked and horrified by the news coming out of Virginia... To murder people and then live tweet about it?? It's sick.
My thoughts and prayers go out to the families and colleagues of Alison Parker and Adam Ward. So heartbreaking #WDBJ https://t.co/lgmCAKdXxX
Shocked by the insanity of the Virginia shooting. My thoughts are with the loved ones and I hope we will find a solution to this madness.
I've worked in markets like #WDBJ. Sometimes you're early in your career, and your coworkers are a 2nd family. I can't imagine their grief
Heartbroken about the shooting in Va today. My deepest sympathy to family & friends of Alison and Adam, prayers for Vicki. @WDBJ7 #hometown
Two journalist were shot and killed today. On TV. Live. Let me guess. Now is not the time to discuss gun control?
Senseless violence tears at my heart today. Thoughts are with the loved ones of the news crew killed in Virginia this morning.
So sorry and shocked to hear about the shooting in Virginia. My heart goes out to the victims families and loved ones
Remember that even when shooting deaths are happening in front of our eyes on live TV, it's not the right time to talk about gun control.
Alison Parker. Adam Ward. What a sad, sad day. Two journalists murdered doing their jobs.
Horrified to hear that 2 young journalists were shot & killed doing the job they loved. Praying for the #WDBJ family. http://t.co/kE0sAJhCy3
HOW MANY TIMES DOES THIS NEED TO HAPPEN BEFORE WE GET IT? WE NEED MORE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT GUN CONTROL AND MENTAL ILLNESS. #WDBJ
Not sure how these folks at #WDBJ are doing what they're doing today. Pros beyond pros. Can't even imagine.
Shocked by the horrific murders in Roanoke. Columba and I are praying for Alison, Adam and all those affected.
Cathy and I are praying for the friends and family of those killed in the tragic shooting in Franklin County this morning.
Tragic loss of @dowork88 and @AParkerWDBJ7 this morning. Our prayers go out to their friends, family and the entire news crew. - SW
Senseless. Awful. My thoughts are with the entire @WDBJ7 family. -O'M https://t.co/0LSdthgKE7
My thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and #WDBJ7. Absolutely heartbreaking.
Janet & I are heartbroken by the deaths of @WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker & Adam Ward. Praying for everyone affected by this tragedy.
All of our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends, and loved ones of @WDBJ7’s Alison and Adam.
My prayers go out to the @WDBJ7 family and their tragic loss this morning.
My thoughts & prayers are with all affected by the shooting this morning in Roanoke, Virginia.
My thoughts are with the family & friends of Amy & Adam from @WDBJ7. Like so many other journalists, their work is central to our freedom.
#RIPAlisonandAdam you feel safe at work. your guards were down because why wouldn't they be? This was SO unfair. 24 and 27 years old.
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So the shooter has a Twitter account where he's posting videos of himself walking up and committing the shooting. Good God.
Already this year, 39 journalists have been killed around the world. Today, 2 more names are being added to the list. http://t.co/l0rR6tXTig
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