A terrible tragedy that should have been avoided. Please #ASK if there is an unlocked gun where your child plays. http://t.co/K7xL8jwa4O
Retired SCOTUS Justice Stevens agrees we need Congress to #FinishTheJob on background checks for ALL gun sales! http://t.co/pNjvRXEF3o
RT @_VRGL: First day of summer, June 21 is #NationalASKDay by @CPYVorg. Ask friends, neighbors, other parents - "Is there a gun where my...
The suspect in the Kansas City shootings likely acquired his guns through a straw buyer. http://t.co/XWV87H5X2L
Why won't these members of Congress support CDC funding for gun violence research?? http://t.co/sHwcrSsAHs
A great op-ed about how we need a multifaceted approach to reducing gun deaths. #FinishTheJob via @DispatchAlerts http://t.co/v7D0nbkiNP
The media largely ignores the amount of gun violence that occurs in the US, yet that shouldn't make it acceptable. http://t.co/iXcfi7glxw
The presence of a gun makes it five times more likely domestic violence will turn into murder. Congress #FinishTheJob http://t.co/3k1IQgbsgu
Really sad piece on how we're become almost numb and defeated when it comes to prevening mass shootings. http://t.co/BoaZxP7ju9
Today our thoughts are with everyone in CO and beyond as we mark the 15th Anniversary of the Columbine massacre. http://t.co/qSKM4c4ITq

Colin Goddard

Colin Goddard’s whole life changed after surviving the Virginia Tech massacre on April 16, 2007.

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, to English and American parents working in international development, Goddard grew up in Somalia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the United States. He completed high school in Cairo, Egypt, and returned to the US to graduate with a BA in International Studies from Virginia Tech in 2008.

While in his 4th year at Virginia Tech, Goddard was shot four times and was one of seven people, out of a classroom of seventeen, to survive the shooting. He still has three of the four bullets in his body as well as a titanium rod implanted in his left femur.

Now an activist at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, Goddard uses his experience to educate others about the realities of gun violence and the problems in U.S. gun laws. The story of how he became involved in gun violence prevention is documented in the short film, Living for 32.

Goddard appears in numerous media interviews, engagement events, and spends time lobbying in Congress and state legislatures. He also uses the film to share his story in an effort to educate, advocate, and mobilize Americans to get involved in preventing gun violence.

Goddard now lives and works in Washington, D.C.