Colin Goddard’s  documentary, Living for 32,  was shown Monday for a group of 100.  At the end, he received a standing ovation.  Goddard is one of 7 survivors out of a class of 17.  We haven’t heard the last of this film or Goddard’s efforts to keep guns out of the hands of the mentally ill.  He is a man on a mission. 

The film heads to Sundance Film Festival this weekend. 

We, as a society, are going to have to discuss some limits on guns.  Everyone  cannot have one.   There are compelling reasons. 

56 Thoughts to “Living for 32: Getting guns out of the hands of the mentally ill”

  1. @cargo,

    You see what other gun enthusiasts/2nd amendment folks want. I see what the average person wants. Most people I know other than my 2nd friends want moderate gun regulation. They don’t want to live in the wild west.

    Doesn’t the restaurant regulation have to do with whether or not alcohol is served? I believe you can carry concealed say at a McDonalds because no alcohol is ever served. Is that correct?

    Who decides? I would think there are enough smart people out there to come up with a plan that everyone can live with. I would throw the Bradys and the NRAs etc all in a room and tell them to come up with something that everyone can live with that makes sense and addresses the problem.

  2. Actually, yes. It was alcohol related. And you can now carry concealed in an alcohol serving place too.

    If the average person wanted more gun control, then there would be more gun control. It keeps getting voted down.

    Virginia has great gun laws, especially compared to places like NJ, New York, MA, and California. And especially Illinois.

  3. marinm

    The brady bunch wants to ban more than just a few guns. They won’t be happy until only police and military have all the guns. They are VERY dead set against concealed carry.

    “I also mind having to look at other people’s weapons while I am trying to enjoy an evening out. I don’t want to go into a restaurant and see someone’s heat. Hide it. I don’t mind if it is there. I mind having to look at it.” What if we were to change that to something else? Religious symbols? Pro-choice shirts? A pro-Obama bumper sticker? When does it stop. Having a holstered firearm on a person is really no different than any other fashion accessory. My wife may wear a necklace I wear a glock.

    Also, what if a person “can’t” conceal legally? For example if they don’t have a concealed handgun perit? Or they’re 18-20? What abotu during a Virginia summer? Or, of course before just recently what if they were dining at a place that sold alcohol — like Chipotle’s or Smokey Bones?

    The number of people wanting more gun control has decreased. Interestingly our crime rate has decreased as more citizens have had access to firearms. While some people may never really envision themselves as owning (let alone using) a gun they still want to know in the back of their heads that if they ever wanted to—they could.

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