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SINCE 2010, 3200+ GUN PERMITS HAVE BEEN REVOKED. OVER HALF WERE REVOKED IN THE LAST TWO YEARS

According to data compiled and reported by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security, since 2010, 3,215 Tennessee gun permits have been revoked. Over half, 1,932, were revoked in the last two years. Gun permits are revoked for a variety of reasons that can be found in TCA 39-17-1302.  Many revocations are due to the permit holder being found

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TENNESSEE HAS BEEN LOOSENING GUN LAWS FOR A DECADE. HAS IT MADE US SAFER?

For the last decade, the Tennessee legislature has passed legislation to loosen the state’s gun laws. Legislators argue that laws allowing more people to carry guns more places will make our communities safer. But, are they right? GUN LAWS PASSED IN TENNESSEE 2008 “Guns in Bars” law allows any gun permit holder to carry a loaded gun, open or concealed

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Gun Thefts from Cars in Nashville

Where do the illegal guns flooding our communities and driving violent crimes come from? In Tennessee, many are stolen from vehicles – and an astonishing number of them are stolen from vehicles left unlocked. In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law to allow gun owners with gun permits to store guns in their vehicles, even on property that

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DECEMBER IN TENNESSEE: 13 DAYS – 50 SHOOTINGS – 40+ DEATHS

We are not even halfway through December, and there have already been at least 50 shootings across Tennessee, resulting in at least 35 deaths and 34 injuries, according to media reports collected by The Gun Violence Archive. Two of the fatalities were pregnant mothers, one in Memphis and one in Brownsville. In the Brownsville incident, the mother’s 8-year-old little girl

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