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Speaking outside the Roanoke television station where his daughter worked, Parker said he's not against gun ownership in general, but stricter background checks are needed to keep guns away from mentally ill people. He wants to close loopholes for buying guns at gun shows. He also doesn't see why civilians need assault weapons: "Who the hell needs a machine gun to go hunt?"
He acknowledged obstacles, ranging from a lack of political will to a desensitized public.
"Each time you think there's a tipping point, with Sandy Hook or Aurora, and nothing gets done," he said.
"Each time you think there's a tipping point, with Sandy Hook or Aurora, and nothing gets done,"
originally posted by: butcherguy
a reply to: harvestdog
Has it been proven that the shooter was mentally ill?
I understand that he murdered two people and then killed himself, but was he ever under treatment for mental illness?
Was he ever in a mental hospital?
I ask because the Aurora Colorado movie theater shooter was judged to be sane.... and who would have thought that?