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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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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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FIVE TENNESSEE STUDENTS ARRESTED IN A SINGLE WEEK FOR BRINGING GUNS TO SCHOOL

In the span of just two days, there were three separate incidents involving Tennessee students bringing guns onto school campuses. “These incidents underscore the problem we have with young people in Tennessee and access to guns,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project.  “Tennessee is fourth in the nation for firearm mortality in the 0-19 age

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