On Saturday, David Hogg took to Twitter to share his "last wishes" should he die as a result of gun violence. He'd want his photo to be publicized as a way of enhancing the gun control movement.
In the event that I die from gun violence, please publicize the photo of my death #MyLastShot pic.twitter.com/Cx0l4lY0aX— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) March 30, 2019
It turns out that a group of students from Columbine High School have launched the "My Last Shot" movement. They're encouraging people to put stickers on a personal item, like a driver's license or cell phone, that says, "In the event that I die from gun violence, please publicize the photo of my death."
According to the campaign's founders, the goal is to force people to look at graphic images of gun violence in order to spark change. In their frequently asked questions section, the campaign explains why the sticker is important:
I put a sticker on my personal item. What does this accomplish?
The sticker is an important symbol for this project in its fight against gun violence, but it is not legally binding in any way.
It is a statement of intent; telling the world and those close to you that you want the graphic image of your death from gun violence publicized.
After placing a sticker on your personal item, we ask you to designate an advocate to ensure your last wish is fulfilled in the event of your death from gun violence. Ideally, your advocate is a close friend and family member.
The campaign's launch comes a few months before the 20th anniversary of the shooting at Columbine High School in Littletown, Colorado.
“Sometimes, it takes seeing the worst of humanity to bring out the best,” a promo video for the campaign said.
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