Jordan Cofer is at Least the 14 Trans Person Killed Nationwide This Year; at Least 12 Were Killed With a Gun
DAYTON, OH — The Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, released the following statement in response to reports that the slain sibling of the Dayton shooter was a transgender man. According to reports, Jordan Cofer was among the first victims in a mass shooting that killed nine people and left 14 more with gunshot wounds, less than 24 hours after a different mass shooting in El Paso.
At least 14 transgender people have been killed nationwide this year, at least 12 of whom were killed with a gun. Before Jordan, 100 percent of trans people killed this year were Black women.
“We extend our condolences to all those who loved and cherished Jordan,” said Susie Lane, a volunteer with the Ohio chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Senseless deaths and gun violence must end, and we will not stop fighting to make our communities safer for everyone.”
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