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TENNESSEE’S GUN DEATH RATE CONTINUES TO RISE

The Centers for Disease Control recently released fatal injury data for 2017, and when it comes to firearm deaths in Tennessee, the numbers are undoubtedly concerning. Tennessee’s gun death rate rose across the board, showing increases in all firearm deaths, including firearm homicides and firearm suicides. “Over the last several years, we’ve watched with dismay as the number of Tennesseans

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Tennessee Firearm Death Data

This information is sourced from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention WISQARS database. WISQARS (Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System, pronounced “whiskers”) is an interactive database system that provides injury-related mortality data.  The data below is specifically related to firearm deaths – all firearm deaths, firearm homicides, firearm suicide deaths, and unintentional shooting deaths.  The Centers for Disease Control

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Remarks from Vanderbilt Gun Policy Discussion

As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.

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Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers

Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers “As an organization focused on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in our state, we are pleased to discover that the 2014 number was actually the lowest number in over a decade,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project. “However, using media reports and news stories, we

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