3,044 students from the high school class of 2021 aren’t graduating because they were killed by a gun. They are The Lost Class.

We partnered with Change The Ref to hold a graduation ceremony in their honor. But it wasn’t enough to paint a picture. We had to confront the problem. So, we invited David Keene, former NRA President, and John Lott, author of More Guns, Less Crime, to make the commencement speeches. And they did.

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ECD: Sam Shepherd
Producer: Ashley Geisheker
ACDs: Matt Turnier, Jason LaFlore
ADs: Katie DiNardo, Sofia Gahn
CWs: Kelley Barrett, MacKenzie Hart
Designer: Kyle Poff
Director: Bryan Buckley