Fallen Boulder police officer Eric Talley was gun rights advocate, dad says

Fallen Boulder police officer Eric Talley was gun rights advocate, dad says

Hundreds of people gather to honor fallen officer Eric Talley 00:00 00:0002:04GO LIVE Facebook Twitter Email Embed SpeedNormal Autoplay The father of slain Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley said his son was a staunch supporter of the Second Amendment – and would have reportedly hated to see his death used for political purposes. "My son would have been deeply offended to know his death would be used to promote gun control. Before he was an officer, he enjoyed shooting," Homer Talley told TMZ about the 11-year veteran, who was among 10 people slaughtered at a King Soopers supermarket on Monday. BOULDER OFFICER ERIC TALLEY REMEMBERED DURING HEART WRENCHING POLICE PROCESSION The grieving dad told the news outlet that the late hero cop owned an AR-15, which he often used for target practice. Boulder Police Officer Eric Talley was among the ten killed Monday during a mass shooting in Boulder, Colo. (Boulder Police Department) Accused mass shooter Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa bought an AR-15-style Ruger AR0556 pistol on March 16, shortly after the firearm was made legal in the city. In the wake of the shooting, White House press secretary Jen Psaki said President Biden is considering possible executive orders on gun control. But Talley called Alissa’s alleged attack "a senseless act and that is just it. The situation [Eric] found himself in wasn’t one that the government could protect him from." He added: "Just because some wacko goes around shooting people doesn’t mean guns need to be taken away. […]

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