South Carolina has the sixth-highest rate of gun violence in the country, according to a state-by-state analysis released Wednesday by the Center for American Progress.

The report, presented at a roundtable discussion in North Charleston and at events in six other cities across the country, created rankings from 10 gun-violence indicators such as firearm deaths among children, firearm homicides among women, and law-enforcement agents killed with a firearm.

“We know that weak gun laws lead to more gun violence,” said Lance Orchid, roundtable moderator and National Organizing Director on Gun-Violence Prevention.

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