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#DisarmHate Day of Action Rally

The Safe Tennessee Project organized a 26 minute sit in outside Rep. Marsha Blackburn’s Franklin office Wednesday afternoon  as part of nationwide “day of action” to draw attention to the inaction of congress to pass common sense gun law legislation supported by an overwhelming majority of Americans, and Tennesseans.  Organizations across the country held similar events, urged on by the members of congress who led

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Vote on Background Checks and Terror Gap – Monday, June 20th!

June 2oth – Just days after we remember the anniversary of the tragic mass shooting at Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, here is another important action to take – Call Your Senators.  Early last Thursday morning — after nearly 15 hours, holding one of the longest filibusters in U.S history — a bipartisan coalition of senators led by Senator Chris Murphy forced

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Gun Violence Awareness needs more than just one day.

So many Tennesseans and people across the country came out in support of Gun Violence Awareness Day by #WearingOrange. Every major Gun Violence Prevention organization got involved, but so did some unexpected allies like MTV and the New York Mets. From celebrities like Jason Bateman , Russel Simmons  , and Padma Lakshmi to medical organizations like the American Academy of Pediatrics and even President Obama. Parents

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President Obama Unveils New Executive Actions to Reduce Gun Violence and Make Our Communities Safer

Americans are living in a culture of never-ending gun violence and it’s wearing on them. Recent polling shows that 89% of Americans support background checks on all gun sold in this country to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Even here in Tennessee, recent polls conducted by both Middle Tennessee State University and Vanderbilt showed 83% and

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