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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.

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