Tag Archives: “acts of God”


In a recent news story, Rep. Glen Casada said that the majority of gun deaths in the U.S. are ‘self-defense.”  This statement is factually incorrect.   “As someone who studies gun violence and is familiar with the available research on the subject, I can say with confidence that Rep. Casada is wrong,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe 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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A worthy watch…

The press asked a few simple questions about the guns in parks bill. Those questions were met with confusion, inaccurate responses, tense replies and accusations of bias. To some in our general assembly, asking questions is a sign of bias and not a necessary and welcome part of the democratic process.

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