9 Years Later: Brother Of Virginia Tech Victim Says We Need Gun Control! (VIDEO)

It has been almost 10 years since the horrific shooting at Virginia Tech University. On April 16, 2007, 32 people lost their lives to a gunman. They ranged in age from 18 to 76.

Seung Hui Cho, a 23-year-old senior English major shot people in a dorm building and in some classrooms. He committed suicide just 10 minutes after the shooting began.

2016 Team USA Olympic Swimmer, Townley Haas, was ten-years-old when his older sister, Emily, was shot during the Virginia Tech shooting. Luckily, she survived; however, she was shot in the head.

He wrote:

“For me, channeling my energy into swimming allowed me to forget some of our troubles. But it’s impossible to totally escape it.”

“The hard work, commitment to my goals, and belief that I can do better has been the roadmap that has taken me a long way in my swimming career. I’m honored to represent my family and my country, and was proud to bring home Olympic Gold for Team USA.”

“… Let’s save other families the heartache we experienced and the devastation and pain that families suffer when a loved one is killed. It can be done.”

We hear this during many elections. The gun nuts will cry that the president will take their guns away.

We need to fight back. Vote Blue in November. There have been some great protests going on all over to help spread awareness of gun violence. Last month, a group of college students carried around sex toys in a “Cocks, Not Glocks” protest.

Democratic vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine retweeted Townley Haas’ story:

Here is Tim Kaine talking about the Virginia Tech. He was governor when this happened:


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