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Aurora shooting survivor fights gun violence

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Last summer, Stephen Barton survived the deadly shooting inside an Aurora, Colorado movie theater.

Barton, who lives near the shooting massacre in Newtown, Conn., happened to stop on a bike trip to see a midnight movie when he was shot in Colorado.

"I went from having zero experience in gun violence to have a horrible experience in gun violence in five months. I was shot almost two dozen times with shotgun pellets. I've been very lucky in my recovery," said Barton.

Barton, recorded a public service announcement calling for the end of gun violence and better legislation.

"Forty percent of guns are sold without a background check. That's unacceptable. It would be such a small step in curbing gun violence. I think legislators are afraid of the mythological power of the NRA and the gun lobby," said Barton.

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