WDBJ shooting

Andy Parker, the father of slain journalist Alison Parker, went on CNN on Aug. 27, 2015, and called on politicians to take up gun control.
Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27, were killed by a former co-worker while viewers watched.
Next week my wife Barbara, Alison's boyfriend Chris Hurst, and I will head back to James Madison University for the School of Media Arts and Design (SMAD) banquet. SMAD was where Alison cut her journalistic teeth, learning from some of the finest professors in the country.
Maybe for a time before dying, a very small time, Bryce Williams's swirling anger, Chris Harper Mercer's swirling anger, stopped swirling. Perhaps, at long last, they felt sated. How relatively pitiful the causes of their anger; how incomparably grievous the consequences.
I saw her face on news channels over and over. Everyone told me to shut down the television, don't look, but I could not. I watched every single ugly time I saw her scream.