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Call the roll of South Carolina’s young, killed by guns in the last year. Start with the beautiful names: ▪ Princess died in a wild shootout. She was 17. ▪ Fantasia was killed by a bullet fired during a drive-by. She was 12. Sign Up and Save Get six months of free digital access to The State SUBSCRIBE WITH GOOGLE #ReadLocal ▪ Heaven was shot and killed at home. She was 8. ▪ Savannah was found in her home shot to death, along with her slain mother and father. She was 5. On and on the list goes — at least 39 S.C. youths, ages 18 and under, died in acts of gun violence since Valentine’s Day 2018, according to a McClatchy analysis of data compiled by the nonprofit news organization The Trace, which focuses on gun violence. The Trace used information from the Gun Violence Archive , a nonprofit research group that tracks shootings through news and police reports. That 39 figure is more than twice the number of victims — 14 students and three adults — gunned down in last year’s Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School mass killing in Florida last Feb. 14. The massacre sparked a national gun-safety reform movement. For years in South Carolina, the waves of carnage haven’t appeared to bother many aside from family, friends and assorted gun-safety activists. Most efforts to enact even modest reforms have gone nowhere. “It’s just become so normal to people that there’s nobody even thinking about it […]

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