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Below are the priority firearm-related bills that have been filed in the US House of Representatives and the US Senate. Offense Legislation are bills that Safe Tennessee supports, Defense Legislation are bills that we oppose. “H.R” indicates bills filed in the House; “S.R” indicates bills filed in the Senate. Click on the bill number to learn more about the bill

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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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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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Gun lobby and politicians block proposed law to stop suspected terrorists from buying guns in U.S.

Reprinted from Washington Post article: “From 2004 to 2014, over 2,000 terror suspects legally purchased guns in the United States” by Christopher Ingraham on November 16. Given France’s strict gun laws, the terrorists who attacked Paris on Friday may have turned to black market sources for the weapons they used. But in the United States, known and suspected terrorists are allowed

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