On August 28, Tim Gardner, husband of Virginia shooting victim Vicki Gardner, said he does not blame the gun for his wife’s shooting. Rather, he blames the man who was holding the gun and pulled the trigger.
Vicki is the woman Alison Parker was interviewing when Vester Lee Flanagan opened fire.
According to Fox News, Tim Gardner said one of Flanagan’s bullets “grazed [Vicki’s] spine” without doing the damage a direct hit would have done. Tim expressed gratitude that it was not a direct hit and that it missed major blood vessels, as well.
He then stressed that the gun was not the issue, making clear his belief that Flanagan “would have acquired a knife or machete even if he didn’t have access to a gun.”
Tim said, “He was bound and determined to try to make a name for himself on live TV because he failed at it so many times. So no, I don’t blame the gun, I blame the guy that was holding the gun.”
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