The Yearbook

Every year, millions of students in the U.S. get their yearbook signed by their friends. But not all students get the chance to experience this tradition. In the last fifteen years alone, over 30,000 young Americans have lost their lives to gun-violence before getting the chance to graduate high school.

This year, a unique yearbook is released for all the students who lost their lives to gun-related violence.  The book itself  is an official petition to strengthen U.S. gun laws, ready to be signed by you.

These are a few of the students who lost their lives to gun violence.

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Yearbook

The Petition

In 38 states it is legal to buy a gun without undergoing a criminal background check. The vast majority of gun offenders obtain their guns from private sellers where background checks are not required.

States with universal background check laws have 48% less gun trafficking, 38% fewer deaths of women shot by intimate partners, and a 53% lower gun suicide rate than states without these laws. Furthermore, polls consistently show that over 90% of Americans support background checks.

It’s simple – universal background checks save lives.

Please support universal background checks so that more American children can graduate high school.

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The mission of New Yorkers Against Gun Violence (NYAGV) is to reduce gun violence through legislative advocacy and education designed to encourage action, influence public opinion and lead to policy change. With a primary focus on New York State, NYAGV also advocates at the local and national levels for laws, policies and practices that protect New York State residents, particularly youth, from gun violence.

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