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A Violent Weekend in Tennessee

In a 48 period, there were at least 12 shootings in Tennessee resulting in eight deaths. Three of the shootings were domestic in nature and involved family members, including a son-in-law who killed his mother-in-law and then shot, a husband who fatally shot his wife, and a son who fatally shot his father. Friday – Memphis Two men in masks

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*UPDATED FROM A PREVIOUS POST Friday night, 17-year-old Austin Payton Davis was at home with his siblings and grandfather and was “playing” with a gun when he unintentionally shot himself  in the head. He was transported to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead. This was the sixth unintentional shooting in August. Five of the incidents resulted in deaths. Three

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Volunteer Boot Camp Training!

After months of organizing and planning, we are ready to rollout our Volunteer Boot Camp training program!  These boot camps will cover everything from the history of the second amendment and the NRA, to federal and state gun policy, to legislation we are working on for 2019, to the many different ways that volunteers can use their time and talents to

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Two Little Girls Unintentionally Shot and Killed in Less Than A Week

On Friday August 4th in Stewart County, a 5-year-old girl was unintentionally shot by an adult family member who was either cleaning a firearm or clearing the chamber when the gun fired, striking the child in the shoulder. She was transported to the hospital where she was pronounced dead. So far, no charges have been filed. And yesterday in LaFollette, a 10-year-old

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