Now, Alison’s parents, Andy and Barbara, tell CBS Sunday Morning they’re on a mission to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
“We’re on a mission,” Andy Parker told Erin Moriarty in an interview set to air this Sunday. “I don’t think it’s quixotic. And I don’t think we’re going to fail.”
The man who killed Ward and Parker bought his gun legally after passing a background check. Parker’s parents want tougher background checks for gun purchases.
“We’ve seen this become a national conversation,” said Barbara Parker. “Whereas, even a couple of years ago, no one would talk about it. But now people are all discussing it, and telling us, ‘What you’re doing is important.’”