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Working For Peace After Gun Violence

Working For Peace After Gun Violence

In this episode, we’ll hear the stories of three people . One, Colin Goddard, the survivor of the mass shooting in 2007 at Virginia Tech where 32 were killed by a disgruntled highly armed student. After 2 years of healing, he joined national efforts to promote mandatory background checks on gun sales.

Second, we’ll talk with Annette Nance-Holt, the mother of an innocent 16 year old boy who was shot and killed on a Chicago city bus. She's helped start an organization called "Purpose Over Pain" that assists other families who've lost children to street violence as well as addresses some
of the root causes of gang violence.

And third, we’ll meet Scott Cameron, an Albuquerque father of two boys. When he heard of the mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary school in CT in 2012, although he was 2,000 miles away, he began to organize in
his own community, setting up events he thought might reduce the chances of a Sandy Hook happening in his city.