Missouri Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in Kansas City
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to the death of a transgender woman in Kansas City. According to reports, Brooklyn Lindsey was found on the porch of an abandoned home on Tuesday morning after being shot and killed.
“Our hearts ache for Brooklyn’s friends and family during this painful time,” said Karen Randolph Rogers, a volunteer with the Missouri chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “We have to do more to prevent these shootings in our communities and protect those affected by gun violence at disproportionate rates. We’ll keep Brooklyn in our hearts and vow to honor her memory with action.”
In total, there have been at least 11 transgender people killed in the United States so far this year. All 11 of the victims have been Black women and at least nine were killed with a gun. Brooklyn is the fourth trans person killed in June, which is pride month, and at least the third killed by gun violence.
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
Grinshteyn, E. and Hemenway, D. “Violent Death Rates in the US Compared to Those of the Other High-income Countries, 2015.” Preventive Medicine. (2019). https://bit.ly/3kyfsSs