A Tampa gun club is helping a victim of gun violence have a better life.

The only thing that 5-year-old Davien Martinez knows about guns is that one almost killed him last year. Today, however, he is getting to know another side of gun owners.

After hearing about Davien’s story on Bay News 9, the Tampa Bay Gun Runners held a fundraiser at the Florida Firearms Academy in Tampa, to raise money so that Davien can get a service dog.

“All gun owners are not bad," said club co-founder Scott Baldwin. "And there are some really good people who have guns and want to do the right thing.”

Last year Davien was shot in the head during a drive-by shooting.

“A bullet went through my mommy's bedroom window and went down my head, all the way to my right eye and lodged in my jaw,” said Martinez.

Since, he has been in and out of the hospital. In May he had another surgery to remove a plate that was coming out. Now he suffers from anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Baldwin says meeting Davien was inspiring.

“It was absolutely amazing," said Baldwin. "He is such a great little boy with the biggest smile.”

Around 400 people attended the event. Nearly everyone who attended donated money or an item.

Timothy Cribbs, 6, decided he wanted sell his brand new gun to raise money for Davien. It sold for $150.

“I wanted to shoot, but I wanted to sell it then so Davien can get his dog,” said Cribbs.

Getting Davien a trained service dog costs around $11,000. Davien got the chance to meet a real service dog on Saturday, as well as the man who will be training his dog.

“Were going to be able to give him confidence," said Michael Giannetti, trainer at Pendragon Acres in Weeki Wachee. "Were going to give him structure and he is going to have the availability to go out in front of people and be confident in his issues.”

 Davien’s mom is in shock over the outpour of support.

"It means so much that there are so many people that are willing to help out a person who is a complete stranger to them,” said Diana Lopez.

Next week Davien will travel to Weeki Wachee to pick out his service dog from Pendragon Acres. The Tampa Bay Gun Runners raised $14,200 for Davien.