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Domestic Violence and Third Party Dispossession

An important bill related to domestic violence and firearm dispossession will be presented today in the Senate Judiciary Committee at 3pm in Senate Hearing Room One.  The legislation, SB1025/HB1224, would require any third party taking possession of a domestic offender’s firearms to submit a sworn affidavit to the court affirming that they are legally allowed to possess firearms and acknowledge receipt of the

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Reduced Training for Gun Permits is Bad for Public Safety

Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee on February 27, 2019 regarding HB1264: My name is Beth Joslin Roth. I’m the policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, a gun violence prevention nonprofit made up of physicians, academics, public health researchers and concerned citizens. We view gun violence as a public health issue as it is a leading cause of premature

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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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