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Ten Years of Tennessee Gun Death

To view or download a PDF version of this report, click here.  Gun deaths are on the rise in Tennessee, and continue to outpace the U.S. average in three key categories: Firearm mortality, which includes all forms of fatal gun violence: all violence-related fatal shootings, including homicides, fatal domestic violence shootings, and legal intervention, to firearm suicides, to unintentional shootings,

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Statement on El Paso and Dayton

It’s way past time for our elected officials to stop repeating NRA talking points and listen to the majority of Americans – and Tennesseans – who support stronger gun laws. The House passed HR 8, legislation to expand background checks to all gun sales. Senators Blackburn and Alexander need to urge Mitch McConnell to bring the bill to the Senate

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What can be done to address gun violence in America? A lot, actually.

What can be done to address gun violence in America?  American gun violence is complicated. While there is no one single law that will forever end it, there are many evidenced-based policies that can reduce the number of people, including children, shot and killed every year in mass shootings, homicides, domestic violence shootings, firearm suicides, and unintentional shootings. Here are

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