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Anti-Trans Rhetoric Helps the Right Pivot to Gun Violence Myths, Sell Guns

Posted on AllSides March 22nd, 2024
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Transgender people are more likely to be victims, rather than perpetrators, of gun violence. Despite the data, the increasing number of mass shootings and gun violence in the United States has been accompanied by an uptick in anti-trans narratives blaming trans and non-binary people for gun violence. In the wake of several prominent mass shootings, anti-trans narratives are used to promote common myths about gun violence that are designed to promote gun buying, block policy change and reinforce divisive far-right ideologies. On Feb. 11, a cisgender woman allegedly opened fire...

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