South Carolina Moms Demand Action, Everytown Respond to Shooting of Law Enforcement Officers in Florence
FLORENCE, S.C. – The South Carolina chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, part of Everytown for Gun Safety, today responded to reports that one law enforcement officer was shot and killed and four others were injured in Florence. While details are still unfolding, local officials have indicated that the suspected shooter is in custody.
STATEMENT FROM JACKIE SHELLEY, VOLUNTEER LEADER WITH THE FLORIDA CHAPTER OF MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE IN AMERICA:
“Once again, gun violence has shattered a community in South Carolina. My heart is with the victims and their families. While we keep them in our thoughts, we must also take action to prevent further violence. There is so much more we can do to protect our communities from gun violence. The time for action is now.”
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