- The Washington Times - Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Hillary Clinton hasn’t wasted any time in connecting the tragic shooting of two journalists Wednesday in Virginia to the need for stricter gun control laws.

“Heartbroken and angry. We must act to stop gun violence, and we cannot wait any longer. Praying for the victims’ families in Virginia. -H,” the Democratic presidential front-runner tweeted Wednesday morning.

WDBJ7 journalists Alison Parker, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were shot and killed on live television while reporting from Bridgewater Plaza near Smith Mountain Lake in Moneta.

The suspected gunman, disgruntled former coworker Vester Lee Flanagan, is reportedly in critical condition after shooting himself following a police pursuit.

In an interview with local radio station WTOP following the shooting, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe also suggested a need for new gun-control measures.

“There are too many guns in the hands of people that shouldn’t have guns,” the Democrat said. “There is too much gun violence in America.”


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