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SC Moms Group Discussing Domestic Violence

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A South Carolina group is raising awareness about gun violence this weekend. A South Carolina group is raising awareness about gun violence this weekend.
GREENVILLE, S.C. -

A South Carolina group is joining forces with other local organizations to raise awareness about gun violence this weekend.

The state chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America held a news conference on Saturday in Greenville.

Speakers included Safe Harbor executive director Becky Callaham and Think2xTwice.org CEO Traci Fant.

At
 the event, Fant spoke about how she was once involved in a violent relationship. She continued that her son began to display the same type of behavior that was done to her and she vowed that the cycle would end with him.

The gathering is part of a national push for stronger legislation dealing with domestic violence and gun ownership. The group is also drawing attention to a recent report by the Violence Policy Center that ranked South Carolina as having the worst homicide rate among women killed by men.

Callaham spoke to the crowd about the questions she's often asked about domestic violence and what people can do.

She said people often ask her why the rate of domestic violence is so high in South Carolina.

She said it is because of the traditional culture, a lack of resources and a lack of awareness. Many times, she said the victim or the witness does not report abuse because of fear.

Saturday 7 On Your Side spoke with a survivor of domestic abuse, Sharon Totherow. She tells us she almost lost her life several times when he husband would come home heavily intoxicated and abuse her.

Totherow said leaving can be much harder than anyone on the outside of the situation can imagine, especially when there is a child involved.You can contact Sharon and view her website here. She started a non profit organization called Domestic Violence Assistance.

You can view the report detailing SC's rank as number one in the nation for women murdered by men here, Violence Policy Center Study. and report. 


For help getting out of an abusive relationship or to talk to someone who can help you can contact Safe Harbor here or call 1.800.291.2139 - 24 HR CRISIS LINE 

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