Category Archives: Data

Tennessee Firearm Death Data

This information is sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WISQARS database. WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, pronounced “whiskers”) is an interactive database system that provides injury-related mortality data.  The data below is specifically related to firearm deaths – all firearm deaths, firearm homicides, firearm suicide deaths, and unintentional shooting deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control

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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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