This year, Rep. Mike Stewart and Sen. Sara Kyle are sponsoring legislation that would require all gun purchases to undergo a background check. Over 90% of Americans and a large majority of Tennesseans support expanding background checks. The bill will be up for a vote in both the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and the Senate Judiciary on April 5. US PoliceRead more
Tag Archives: Gun suicide
2017 is shaping up to be a long legislative session. A large number of gun bills have been filed this session, many seeking to expand our already lax gun laws. We will be busy tracking these bills, the good and the bad, and invite anyone with legal or legislative experience and in interest in firearm law policy to reach outRead more
Dr Dana Hardy is leading our Mental Health outreach efforts for the Safe Tennessee Project. September is National Suicide Prevention Month. Dr Hardy has provided us with an informative article discussing statistics and the need for both continued development and implementation of educational and suicidal prevention programs. ____________________________________ “People who talk about suicide are less likely to attempt it asRead more
Laws That Allow for Temporarily Removing Guns from High-Risk People Linked to a Reduction in Suicides
Gun Violence Restraining Orders can save lives because #FamiliesKnowFirst. Learn how they are preventing suicides in this informative article originally published by The Trace. For every 10.5 guns collected under Connecticut’s gun violence restraining orders, one person was stopped from taking his or her own life, researchers estimate. Eleven states are considering similar policies. BY DAN FRIEDMAN · @DFRIEDMAN33 ·September 8, 2016 terRead more
Gun violence research should be peer-reviewed and rely on verifiable facts What happens when it isn’t?
The NRA relies heavily on research conducted by economist John Lott. But, Lott’s research is not peer-reviewed, and his most notable publication has been questioned by researchers from both sides of the gun policy debate. A little over a decade ago, he was disgraced and his career was in tatters. Not only was Lott’s assertion that more guns leads toRead more