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VA Tech Shooting Survivor Speaks Out Against Conceal and Carry

Date: April 29, 2009
By: Max Reiss
State Capitol Bureau
Links: HB 668

Intro: A four bullet survivor of the Virginia Tech shooting spoke out against handguns on college campuses in the state Capitol Wednesday.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.

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Colin Goddard received gun-shots to his knee, shoulder and both hips.

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Description: "It was the craziest day of my life."

He survived the Virginia Tech shooting two years ago.
 
Goddard spoke at a press conference against allowing concealed handguns on Missouri's college campuses.

Now he says there is only one thing which could have made the tragedy worse.

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Description: "I can only imagine the day would have been crazier if there would have been multiple people with multiple guns."

His comments came after the Missouri House passed a measure to allow guns on college campuses.

Meanwhile, supporters say allowing handguns in Missouri's universities will prevent more tragedies.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


Intro: A Virginia Tech shooting survivor came to the Missouri State House to say guns need to stay off college campuses.

Max Reiss (REECE) has more from Jefferson City.

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A four bullet survivor of the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy says guns need to stay outlawed on Missouri's campuses.

23 year old Colin Goddard spoke at a news conference Wednesday. 

Goddard says he didn't know what was happening until he felt a bullet in his knee and that students with guns would not have saved lives.

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Description: "People that say 'I would have shot him that day. I would have ended it.' I don't think are really thinking it through and really if they're ever in a situation like that, I don't think they'd really know how they'd react."

As a matter of fact, that's exactly what supporters say.

Lawmakers who support the idea of guns on college campuses say firearms could have saved lives at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Max Reiss. Newsradio 1120 KMOX.


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