Teen shooting victim sees hope for stricter gun control

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Gama Droiville survived a shooting that left him blind in one eye three years ago.

"I'm not saying abandon the Second Amendment, but I'm saying we should look at it giving more serious background checks," he says.

Now 16 years old, he says he should have been dead.

That's because he was walking with his aunt near the intersection of Flatbush Avenue and Beverly Road when a stray bullet flew into his right eye.

He wears a prosthetic eye that he says people rarely spot as a fake.

"I get that a lot, like, 'You don't look like someone who got shot,'" he says. "They (the doctors) did an awesome job...It's just like a real eye -- I just can't see out of it. I can close it. I can turn it."

He says he uses his story to advocate for stricter gun control.

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