Just over 24 hours after Alison Parker was shot to death on live television, her father Andy Parker spoke about the need for increased gun control laws in the United States.
He added: “I’m challenging you the media, because again, this was one of your own, and I know how the business works.
"It’s a great story for a couple of days and then it goes to the back burner and nothing happens.
"But I can promise you and I can promise the American people I’m not going to rest until I see something get done here.”
Speaking to Washington DC's WTOP FM, Virginia governor, Terry McAuliffe, called for stricter background checks.
On Wednesday morning, Vester L. Flanagan shot dead former WDBJ7 co-workers Alison Parker (24) and cameraman Adam Ward (27) during a live broadcast on a breakfast show.
The former WDBJ7 presenter, who was fired from the station two years ago, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound later that evening after he was cornered by police following on high-speed chase – during which he posted a video of attack on Ms Parker and Mr Ward.
After the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2013 - when 20-year-old Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children - news coverage of gun control in the media surged. However, it quickly declined through 2013.
It was only executive action by US president Barack Obama and the US Senate debate over a background check bill that kept the story in the news.
At a presidential campaign event in Iowa this morning, Hilary Clinton said that something has to be done to prevent more "carnage" like the shooting in Virginia.
"I was just so stricken to think that these two young people doing the work that you guys do every single day would be murdered on live television," Clinton said.
"And I will extend my condolences and sympathies to their families … but I will also reiterate, we have got to do something about gun violence in America. And I will take it on."
President Obama also expressed concern over the gun culture in the US, saying, the number of people who die from gun-related incidents in the US "dwarfs" any deaths that happen through terrorism.
TWO television journalists were killed during a live broadcast in Virginia in the United States on Wednesday, shot by a suspect who was a former employee of the TV station and who called himself a "powder keg" of anger over what he saw as racial discrimination at work and elsewhere in the US.