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Virginia Tech Survivor Colin Goddard: To Stop Next Tragedy, Gun Control Must Follow Mourning

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Published on Aug 6, 2012

DemocracyNow.org - Police in Wisconsin have identified the suspected gunman in the Sikh temple shooting as Army veteran Wade Michael Page. According to the Associated Press, Page enlisted in April 1992 and was given a less-than-honorable discharge in October 1998. The Wisconsin shooting came just more than two weeks after 12 people were killed and 58 wounded at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. We discuss the state of U.S. gun control with Colin Goddard, a survivor of the the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre and now a campaigner with Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence; and with John Nichols of The Nation magazine, who is based in Wisconsin. "We cannot continue to keep having the same conversation over and over again after these shootings, where we just express our sympathy and look around at each other like, 'How could this happen?' and leave it at that," Goddard says. "It is beyond time to address this issue and Americans are beginning to realize that."

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