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Gun violence research should be peer-reviewed and rely on verifiable facts What happens when it isn’t?

The NRA relies heavily on research conducted by economist John Lott.  But, Lott’s research is not peer-reviewed, and his most notable publication has been questioned by researchers from both sides of the gun policy debate.  A little over a decade ago, he was disgraced and his career was in tatters. Not only was Lott’s assertion that more guns leads to

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Physician Groups Representing 426,000 Doctors: Gun Violence MUST STOP

Joint statement on the Orlando shooting, gun violence from multiple physicians groups.  Reprinted from the American Psychiatric Association. The American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Psychiatric Association offer our sincere condolences to the victims of the Orlando shootings, their families, and

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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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