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Ten Years of Tennessee Gun Death

To view or download a PDF version of this report, click here.  Gun deaths are on the rise in Tennessee, and continue to outpace the U.S. average in three key categories: Firearm mortality, which includes all forms of fatal gun violence: all violence-related fatal shootings, including homicides, fatal domestic violence shootings, and legal intervention, to firearm suicides, to unintentional shootings,

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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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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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