The father of Eric Talley, the Boulder Police officer who was killed in the recent shooting, revealed that his son was an avid supporter of the Second Amendment. He added that he thinks his son would’ve hated for his death to be used to push a political agenda.
Officer Talley was one of the 10 people killed at a grocery store shooting in Boulder, Colorado on Monday.
Talking to TMZ about the slain officer, Homer Talley claimed that his son would have taken offense to know that people would use this tragedy to push for gun control. He added that his son enjoyed shooting prior to becoming a police officer.
The elder Talley also mentioned that his son owned an AR-15, which he used for target practice.
The accused gunman, Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa, has purchased an AR-14-style Ruger AR0556 pistol last March 16. He did so soon after the said weapon was made legal in the city.
In the wake of this tragic incident, White House press secretary Jen Psaki revealed that President Joe Biden is currently thinking about possible executive actions on gun control.
Talley: Mass Shooting a Senseless Act, but Guns Are Still Needed
The elder Talley described the attack as “a senseless act.”
However, he added that just because a crazy person goes around, using a gun to shoot people, doesn’t mean the said weapon must be taken away entirely. He implied that taking guns that protect the people of this country is a bad idea.
Talley also recognized that the country needs common-sense gun laws. However, he expressed that he and his son were both against taking away this freedom entirely.
Apart from this, Talley also told TMZ that he is already starting to let go of his anger surrounding his son’s murder. He added that he understands forgiveness. He also pointed out that this is necessary for themselves and not just for the gunman.