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The Resource For Alison : the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety, Andy Parker, with Ben R. Williams ; foreword by Senator Tim Kaine

For Alison : the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety, Andy Parker, with Ben R. Williams ; foreword by Senator Tim Kaine

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For Alison : the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety
Title
For Alison
Title remainder
the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety
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Andy Parker, with Ben R. Williams ; foreword by Senator Tim Kaine
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Language
eng
Summary
A father's account of the story that captivated America, the murder of his daughter, reporter Alison Parker, on live television, and his inspiring fight for commonsense gun laws in the aftermath. On August 26, 2015, Emmy Award-winning twenty-four-year-old reporter Alison Parker was murdered on live television, along with her colleague, photojournalist Adam Ward. Their interviewee was also shot, but survived. People watching at home heard the gunshots, and the gunman's video of the murder, which he uploaded to Facebook, would spread over the internet like wildfire. In the wake of his daughter's murder, Andy Parker became a national advocate for commonsense gun safety legislation. The night of the murder, with his emotions still raw, he went on Fox News and vowed to do "whatever it takes" to end gun violence in America. Today he is a media go-to each time a shooting rocks the national consciousness, and has worked with a range of other crusaders, like Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and Lenny Pozner, whose son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School and brought suit against Alex Jones and Infowars, who claimed the shooting was staged. In For Alison, Parker shares his work as a powerhouse battling gun violence and gives a plan for commonsense gun legislation that all sides should agree on. He calls out the NRA-backed politicians blocking the legislation, shares his fight against "truthers," who claim Alison's murder was fabricated, and reveals what's ahead in his fight to do whatever it takes to stop gun violence. Parker's story is one of great loss, but also resilience, determination, and a call to action. Senator Tim Kaine, also a fierce advocate for commonsense gun laws, contributes a moving foreword
Biography type
contains biographical information
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ZJI
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Parker, Andy
Dewey number
364.152/3755
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illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Williams, Ben R.
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  • Homicide
  • Gun control
  • True crime stories
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For Alison : the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety, Andy Parker, with Ben R. Williams ; foreword by Senator Tim Kaine
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
on1089446642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781948062329
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089446642
Label
For Alison : the murder of a young journalist and a father's fight for gun safety, Andy Parker, with Ben R. Williams ; foreword by Senator Tim Kaine
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1089446642
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781948062329
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1089446642

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