Moms Demand Action Hosts Film Screening on Aug. 1

Documentary recounts Virginia Tech gun tragedy

The NY-Hudson Valley chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and Christ Episcopal Church will co-host a free movie screening of Living for 32, a film about the 32 people murdered in 2007 in the Virginia Tech shooting, and the 32 people killed by guns every day in America. The acclaimed documentary Living for 32, recounts the tragedy at Virginia Tech and survivor Colin Goddard’s inspiring journey to becoming a leading advocate for sensible gun reform.

“In this powerful film, you’ll see Colin Goddard on hidden camera, attend gun shows, and buy many guns with no more than a wad of cash and a poorly photocopied drivers license. Over 40 percent of guns in America are purchased without background checks, through gun shows, private sales and on the Internet. Our laws must change,” said Alex Dubroff of Moms Demand Action, NY-Hudson Valley chapter.

The screening, open to the public, takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1, at Christ Episcopal Church, 20 Carroll St., Poughkeepsie. A moderated discussion follows the 45-minute film. Seating is limited. Email [email protected] to make reservations.

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