Virginia Tech shootings survivor at heart of HBO guns documentary


Colin Goddard, shot 4 times in the Virginia Tech massacre, now works for the Brady Gun Violence center in Washington. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

Of the 17 people in his classroom, 10 died.

After Goddard became outspoken about gun control, he was enlisted as the subject of a 40-minute documentary called “Living for 32,” about the 32 victims of Cho’s rampage. But at the time of the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007, accomplished documentary filmmaker Barbara Kopple already was focusing on the issue of guns in America. Goddard is now at the center of that 90-minute film, “Gun Fight,” which premieres Wednesday night on HBO, three days before the fourth anniversary of the Tech shootings.

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Tom Jackman is a native of Northern Virginia and has been covering the region for The Post since 1998.

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