Virginia Tech Victim Premieres Documentary Advocating Gun Contro - - ABC13

Virginia Tech Victim Premieres Documentary Advocating Gun Control


Reporter: Mark Kelly l Photojournalist: Sally Delta Goin

Blacksburg, VA - A Blacksburg audience saw a documentary screening about the need for strong gun laws Wednesday night. The movie, "Living for 32" was inspired by the Virginia Tech massacre. The creator, Colin Goddard, survived being shot four times.

After his recovery, Goddard became an advocate for stronger gun laws, going undercover at gun shows to prove how easy it is to buy a gun without a background check.

Audiences across the country have seen the film, which was even screened at the Sundance Film Festival. At the Wednesday screening, Blacksburg's audience got a chance to ask the creator why he is against the gun show loophole.

"I do understand students desire to carry a gun. People feel afraid and insecure when they hear about things like this. They feel like this is how they have to do things. What we are trying to say is that there are other ways," said Goddard.

Goddard said he cares deeply about Tech, and screening the film in Blacksburg was very important to him.

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