New York Unveils Gun Violence Memorial as SCOTUS Prepares to Take Up Second Amendment Case

New York Unveils Gun Violence Memorial as SCOTUS Prepares to Take Up Second Amendment Case

A new gun violence memorial was unveiled in New York City on Monday to commemorate the thousands of lives lost annually in New York state. Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ advocacy group, Giffords, brought their regional tour to Manhattan’s Battery Park, where 1,050 vases were displayed to represent each New York resident who died from gun violence last year. Over the previous year, gun violence has risen 29 percent in the state. Data shows that in New York, someone dies from gun violence every 11 hours and gun violence is the third leading cause of death for children. “One-thousand and fifty New Yorkers lost their lives because of a bullet from a gun. Yet, instead of action, the gun lobbying and Republican legislators are doing everything they can to weaken the gun laws that we already have on the books,” former Congresswoman Debbie Mucarsel-Powell of Florida, who lost her father to gun violence, said at a Tuesday press conference. “This memorial reminds us that Congress has let down each and every one of the families that has lost a loved one because its failure to enact meaningful gun control legislation,” New York Representative Jerry Nadler added. The new memorial follows the national installation unveiled at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., which was covered in 40,000 flowers representing the number of Americans who die from gun violence each year. A new gun violence memorial was unveiled in New York City in Manhattan’s Battery Park. A child walks through an art […]

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