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#MyLastShot is a gun-violence prevention project led by students from Columbine High School and activists across the country.

We were inspired by the graphic imagery of Emmett Till and the movement his mother created by showing the world what had happened to her son by having an open casket at his funeral.

This made us realize — if Emmett Till, Napalm Girl, Little Aleppo Boy, Alan Kurdi (the list goes on) helped create change because it didn’t censor the truth, could we apply the same logic towards gun violence? In a world where post-shooting photos are mothers hugging their daughters, and police tape, could we show the true horrors in an effort to create change?

We started doing research, and realized the graphic photos from shootings are never publicized for the world to see. This is done for two main reasons; one — out of respect for the families, and two — to not politicize their death.

What this project does is give the power to the individual to make that call whether or not they want graphic imagery of their body to be published in the event they die from gun-violence by another person. Why? In the hope they can create change.


Quotes from Kaylee Tyner

Do you know anyone who has survived gun violence?
What is their take on this project?

While we cannot speak for every survivor as a whole, there are many survivors who have been involved in the #MyLastShot campaign since the beginning and we have consistently had overwhelming support from survivors.

What do you hope this campaign accomplishes?

We hope that #MyLastShot will never have to go into full effect, as in images actually being publicized, but rather it is used to make a shocking point to those in America who continue to be complacent to the country’s gun violence epidemic. We also hope this campaign will start a conversation around the realities of what gun violence truly looks like.

What makes this different from other gun-violence prevention campaigns?

#MyLastShot is different from other gun violence prevention campaigns because the organization will not focus on legislation and voting, but rather an opportunity for anyone living in America to start conversations around the horrific realities of gun violence. Along with that, #MyLastShot gives people a choice and a voice in the case that they do become a victim of gun violence. They can choose what they want to happen to them if they are to die.

Who can participate in this campaign?

While this campaign is starting with the youth of America, it is open to anyone and everyone living in the country. #MyLastShot is for all ages, genders, and backgrounds because gun violence does not discriminate.


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