Category Archives: Research

NEW STUDY: TENNESSEE ONE OF SEVEN STATES WITH HIGH RATE OF ACCIDENTAL GUN DEATHS

A study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that seven states — West Virginia, Kentucky, South Carolina, Louisiana, Arkansas, Alabama and Tennessee — all suffered from disproportionately high rates of unintentional firearm deaths and that none of the states have laws requiring the safe storage of guns. “As someone who tracks accidental shootings here in Tennessee,

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Tennessee sheriffs urging citizens to arm themselves. We think that’s a bad idea. Here’s why:

Like gun violence prevention advocates around the country, we at The Safe Tennessee Project are concerned about sheriffs encouraging citizens to arm themselves to thwart a possible terrorist attack. Permit holders in Tennessee undergo an 8 hour class to get their permit. Part of the class is spent on basic gun safety and part is spent on the range. Compare

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Since Sandy Hook, an American kid under 12 has died by a gun every other day

by Mike Brunker and Polly DeFrank (excerpted from MSNBC.com) There are at least 554 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots — both intentional and accidental — since

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Dr. Jonathan Metzl named Safe Tennessee Project Director of Research

The Safe Tennessee Project is proud to welcome Dr. Jonathan Metzl as our organization’s Director of Research. Dr. Metzl is a highly regarded scholar and a regular contributor to several national news programs on the topics of gun violence, mental health, and race. Dr. Metzl has published extensively on topics pertaining to gun violence including a recent article, “Mental Illness,

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The Wild West World of Online Gun Exchanges

  Fascinating investigation into online gun exchanges reposted from the gunsenseismything blog When gun violence prevention (GVP) advocates speak about the need for universal background checks and the need to close the gun show loophole, there is always push back from the gun lobby. When those advocates speak about the prevalence and ease of buying guns online, the gun lobby

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