To understand the importance of gun rights in American society you need context. To promote civilian disarmament, you have to ignore any context. This New Yorkers Against Gun Violence yearbook is an excellent example of bloody shirt-waving for gun control devoid of context.
For example, the book makes no mention of the criminal activities which led to some if not most of the firearms-related homicides chronicled in its pages. More than that, where’s the yearbook of kids and teens killed in auto accidents, or by physicians?
The yearbook calls for more gun control laws, even though none of them would have saved these victims. Or most future victims. Go figure.