Goddard was shot and injured in the mass shooting at Virginia Tech on April 16, 2007, in which 32 of his classmates and professors were killed. Colin served as a Senior Policy Associate with Everytown for Gun Safety and is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of Maryland. Colin is a member of the Everytown Survivor Network.
It’s hard to believe that nearly ten years ago, the smell of gunpowder surrounded me as I was shot four times while sitting in French class at Virginia Tech. I remember that day like it was yesterday.
A man who should never have had a gun forever changed my life. And the moment that gunshots rang out in Norris Hall, my eyes opened to the very real fact that students — in the right place, at the right time — can become victims of gun violence in our country. FULL STORY