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Four Days of Gun Violence in Tennessee

This is what just four days of gun violence in Tennessee looks like.  This list is based only on stories reported by the media, meaning it is likely an undercount. Not all shootings are reported by the press. Four days 15 shooting incidents 13 injuries 6 fatalities Monday – Marshall County – 2 Fatalities Peter Michael Fantoni went to his

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Tennessee: 8th in the US for African American Homicide

Today the Violence Policy Center released its annual Black Homicide Victimization report that examines the problem of black homicide victimization at the state level. According to the report, Tennessee is ranked 8th in the nation for African American homicides.  Tennessee’s rate of black homicide was 28.41 per 100,000, significantly higher than the US rate of 20.44. For homicides in which the

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Safe Tennessee Gun Policy Scholars Program

The Safe Tennessee Project Gun Policy Scholars Program is designed for high school students (rising 9th graders through rising 12th graders) who are interested in learning more about gun policy and legislative advocacy, and will provide an overview of the Second Amendment, including key court cases and federal and state laws, a history of the National Rifle Association, a review

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ARMING TEACHERS IS STILL A BAD IDEA

In 2018, the NRA attempted to force Tennessee public schools to allow permit holding teachers and employees to carry guns on school property. In the House Civil Justice Committee last year, we heard over an hour of testimony in opposition to arming teachers. Much of the testimony came from law enforcement.  Both the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and

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