Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) is renewing calls for more gun control in the wake of the shooting of a television news crew in his state.
Television reporter Alison Parker, 24, and her cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down Wednesday morning near Roanoke, Va., by a person the governor said is believed to be a disgruntled employee of the station.
McAuliffe, a longtime advocate of gun control, said he is “heartbroken” by the “senseless” shooting, and renewed his push for expanded background checks.
“There are too many guns in the hands of people who should not have guns,” McAuliffe told The Washington Post. “That is why I’ve long advocated for background checks.”