I am Colin Goddard, 6 years ago today I was shot at Virginia Tech. Now I lobby Congress for comprehensive background checks. Ask me anything.
Six years ago, I woke up your typical college student, went to class, was in the right place at the right time and then my whole life changed. I was shot 4 times by a gunman who killed 32 of my classmates and injured many more. I am living for the 32 lost that day and working to improve our gun laws to help protect others. I was profiled in a film, "Living for 32" showcasing the story of the massacre on my campus and following me and other activists inside gun shows with hidden cameras documenting how easy it is in America to buy guns without any ID, any paperwork or a background check — just a wad of cash.
Here's the film trailer: www.livingfor32.com/trailer
Thank you for all the great questions and Hokie love! I've got to go but anyone with further questions can join me on Twitter at 4:00pm EST for our #gunchat hosted by @livingfor32!
Edit: 5:31pm - just hopping back on to see what questions rose to the top and want to answer a few.