Category Archives: Data

Tennessee Suicide Death Data

IN ANY GIVEN YEAR, AROUND 600 TENNESSEANS WILL USE A GUN TO TAKE THEIR OWN LIFE.  Far more people kill themselves with a firearm each year than are murdered with one.  In 2015, 22,018 people used a firearm to take their own life, according to the National Center for Injury Prevention and the Center for Disease Control.  More Americans kill

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Remarks from Vanderbilt Gun Policy Discussion

As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.

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Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers

Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers “As an organization focused on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in our state, we are pleased to discover that the 2014 number was actually the lowest number in over a decade,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project. “However, using media reports and news stories, we

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