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Tennessee Gun Violence in May: A Snapshot

What does a month of gun violence in Tennessee really look like? Over the 31 days of May, 131 Tennesseans were shot.  Eight-four were killed, an average of 2.7 per day. In the past, NRA President Wayne LaPierre has urged Americans to take up arms to protect themselves from the “terrorists, home invaders, drug cartels, carjackers, knockout gamers and rapers,

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It’s been a terrible ten days for unintentional shootings in Tennessee. There have been six unintentional shooting incidents in the state since April 29.  Four involved adults and two involved children with access to loaded guns. One of the adults did not survive. “We’ve tracked six unintentional shootings in eight days,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project.  “These

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