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FIVE TENNESSEE STUDENTS ARRESTED IN A SINGLE WEEK FOR BRINGING GUNS TO SCHOOL

In the span of just two days, there were three separate incidents involving Tennessee students bringing guns onto school campuses. “These incidents underscore the problem we have with young people in Tennessee and access to guns,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project.  “Tennessee is fourth in the nation for firearm mortality in the 0-19 age

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Gun Thefts from Cars in Nashville

Where do the illegal guns flooding our communities and driving violent crimes come from? In Tennessee, many are stolen from vehicles – and an astonishing number of them are stolen from vehicles left unlocked. In 2013, the Tennessee General Assembly passed a law to allow gun owners with gun permits to store guns in their vehicles, even on property that

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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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