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Joe Cunningham Releases Statement on Shooting at North Charleston Baseball Game

Today, former Congressman and Democratic candidate for governor Joe Cunningham released the following statement regarding the shooting at a Dixie Youth football game in North Charleston last night:

“The video of last night's shooting was absolutely chilling. As a parent, I refuse to allow this to be the world my son grows up in. It’s time for our leaders to have tough conversations about how we can reduce gun violence. But we can’t simply talk—we must back up those conversations with action.

Our current governor refuses to do either. Instead of implementing common-sense reforms that are nearly universally supported, South Carolina’s leaders instead focus on bullshit culture wars and nonexistent threats, all while our children and their parents live in fear of gun violence at something as innocent as a Dixie Youth baseball game.

I will not allow this to be the new normal in South Carolina. A year ago, I released my plan to reduce gun violence in our state. Additionally, as governor, I will fund our law enforcement, increase community policing programs, and get illegal guns off the street. We can no longer allow political extremists to stand in the way of protecting our kids.”