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Virginia Tech shooting saddens gun control advocate

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Omar Samaha works to keep guns off of college campuses. As the brother of one of the 32 victims who died in the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre, he was especially sad to hear of the latest shooting Thursday.

"I was very saddened, very disheartened that we still have these campus shootings," said Samaha. "[It] was a preventable tragedy.

Samaha is an activist and has fought to prevent gun violence. He says he knows what the families of students went through Thursday.

Holly Adams lost her daughter Leslie in the shooting four years ago.

"We still have neighbors who have children who attend school there," Adams said. "The first thing I did when I got home was call out good friend and neighbor whose daughter attends the school."

Samaha said gun laws still need to change.

"We're still allowing these things to happen," Samaha said. "When are we going to say enough is enough. When are we going to say we need to have universal background checks. It's not about keeping guns out of the hands of law abiding Americans, it's about saving lives."

 

 

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