David Hogg joins campaign to "donate" graphic photos of death by gun violence
David Hogg. Photo: Gary Gershoff/Getty Images
David Hogg, a student gun control activist and survivor of the fatal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has joined the #MyLastShot campaign, which encourages participants to "donate" graphic photos of their death in the event that they're killed due to gun violence.
Why it matters: There's a media taboo against publishing such photos, but some survivors of gun violence are increasingly pushing coverage.
Details: Users of #MyLastShot stickers are encouraged to place them on drivers licenses or IDs — even though some on Twitter instead place the stickers on their phones — to signify that they want to "donate" the photos of their death if they die from "gun violence at the hands of another person," per the campaign's website.
- #MyLastShot has mailed nearly 4,000 stickers to students across the country, per a spox email received by Axios.
- Hogg asked for 100 stickers on March 28, per the email.
- The campaign is reportedly "inspired by the graphic photo of Emmett Till that helped spark the civil rights movement," as explained in the #MyLastShot spox email.