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TENNESSEE’S GUN DEATH RATE CONTINUES TO RISE

The Centers for Disease Control recently released fatal injury data for 2017, and when it comes to firearm deaths in Tennessee, the numbers are undoubtedly concerning. Tennessee’s gun death rate rose across the board, showing increases in all firearm deaths, including firearm homicides and firearm suicides. “Over the last several years, we’ve watched with dismay as the number of Tennesseans

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It’s 2019. Let’s Get to Work

January is here and the 2019 legislative session is upon us! We have big plans this year and need your help. In the coming month, we have several opportunities for you to learn more about the issue of gun violence, how our state legislature works, and how you can get involved in the important work Safe Tennessee is doing! Please

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Do Gun Laws Reduce Gun Deaths?

“Do gun laws reduce gun deaths?”  In a word, yes. In the past, there was little evidence on the connections between firearm laws and gun violence. But over the past several years, despite a ban on federally funded gun violence research, researchers have assembled and analyzed data to draw some significant conclusions. In 2017, a study published in the Journal

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#GivingTuesday

Tuesday November 27th is #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving. People all over the world will be giving to the charities closest to their hearts. I hope you’ll choose to make a tax deductible donation to The Safe Tennessee Project on this important day, because our goal of $5,000 is our most ambitious ever!  What happens if we succeed? Well, with

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