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.”
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Every day, more than 120 people in the United States are killed with guns, twice as many are shot and wounded and countless others are impacted by acts of gun violence.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics. WONDER Online Database, Underlying Cause of Death. A yearly average was developed using four years of the most recent available data: 2018 to 2021.