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Anti-trans sentiment follows Nashville shooting as some conservatives focus on shooter’s identity

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After authorities said the Nashville school shooter identified as transgender, anti-trans sentiment about the community surged from far-right political figures, ABC News reported.

Gun reform advocates and LGBTQ activists say the transgender community is being used as a “scapegoat” and that focusing on the shooter’s reported trans identity is a distraction from what they say is the root of the issue: guns.

“Despite what the gun industry and their political allies want, attempting to find a scapegoat isn’t going to take away from the fact that what is causing gun violence in America is our easy access to firearms,” said Kris Brown, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.

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