South Carolina Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Fatal Shooting of Transgender Woman in North Charleston
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. — The South Carolina 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 North Charleston. According to reports, Denali Berries Stuckey was found dead from a gunshot wound early Saturday morning. She was initially misgendered by police.
“Our hearts go out to Denali’s friends and family,” said Jackie Shelley, a volunteer with the South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. “Too many lives have been cut short by gun violence, especially in LGBTQ communities and communities of color. We refuse to accept this as normal and will continue to fight gun violence in all its forms.”
Did you know?
The U.S. gun homicide rate is 25 times higher than that of other high-income countries.
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