COLIN GODDARD
COLIN GODDARD (Courtesy Photo)

A victim of the Virginia Tech massacre who survived four gunshots and is an advocate for tighter gun laws will give a public talk about gun violence on the University of Colorado campus Sept. 25.

The talk -- "Gun Violence in America: We are Better than this" -- will be at 7 p.m. in the Wolf Law Wittemyer Courtroom on CU's Boulder campus.

Colin Goddard was studying international studies at Virginia Tech in 2007 when he was shot during the April 2007 massacre.

Gunman Seung-Hui Cho shot and killed 32 people and wounded 17 others before killing himself.

Goddard still has three of the four bullets in his body and a titanium rod implanted on his left femur. He's now the assistant director of federal legislation at the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

He educates others about gun violence and what he says are weaknesses in U.S. gun laws. The talk is hosted by the CWA Athenaeum Series, which is a student-run branch of the Conference on World Affairs.

Goddard was featured in HBO's "Gun Fight," a documentary.

The CU program brings speakers and performers to campus throughout the academic year.

Contact Camera Staff Writer Brittany Anas at 303-473-1132 or anasb@dailycamera.com.



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