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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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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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Accidental Shooting Numbers Climb As Lawmakers Consider Several “Guns on Campus” Bills

In Memphis yesterday, a man accidentally shot and injured himself at a local Walgreens. This was the 17th accidental shooting incident involving an adult so far this year. There were 17 total incidents in all of 2015. Using news reports and data from The Gun Violence Archive, The Safe Tennessee Project tracks all accidental shooting incidents reported in the media.

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Accidental Shootings in Tennessee More Than Double Numbers From Last Year

Accidental shootings of both children and adults up significantly in 2016 Not quite two months into the new year and Tennessee is on pace for even more accidental shootings of both adults and children than in 2015. The Centers for Disease Control ranks Tennessee 9th in the nation for accidental shootings. Last year, the CDC reported that accidental shootings were

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Since Sandy Hook, an American kid under 12 has died by a gun every other day

by Mike Brunker and Polly DeFrank (excerpted from MSNBC.com) There are at least 554 reasons to ask whether American children are safer from gun violence today than they were three years ago, when the unthinkable happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School. That’s how many kids under the age of 12 have died from gunshots — both intentional and accidental — since

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