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Father of murdered reporter pushes for tougher gun laws

Father of murdered reporter pushes for tougher gun laws

Last Wednesday, my daughter Alison was brutally struck down in the prime of her life by a deranged gunman. Since that time I have stated in numerous interviews I have done with local, national and international media that I plan to make my life's work trying to implement effective and reasonable safeguards against this happening again. In recent years we have all witnessed similar tragedies unfold on TV— the shooting of a congresswoman in Arizona, the massacre of schoolchildren in Connecticut and churchgoers in South Carolina. We have to ask ourselves: "What do we need to do to stop this insanity?" In my case, the answer is, "whatever it takes." I plan to...

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