More Tennesseans were fatally shot in 2017 than in any previous year on record. If an illness were killing our friends, family, and neighbors at such an alarming rate, we would not hesitate to label it a crisis. And that’s what gun violence is. It’s a public health crisis. We need to address it the same way we would anyRead more
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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 But, Lott’s research is not peer-reviewed, and his most notable publication has been questioned by researchers from both sides of the gun policy debate.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 toRead more
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, andRead more
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,Read more