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Our remarks from the “guns in parks” roundtable conversation

Hi, I’m Beth Joslin Roth and I’m the Policy Director for The Safe Tennessee Project. We’re a newly formed, nonprofit organization focused on addressing the gun violence epidemic in our state through outreach, awareness, and advocacy. We view gun violence as a public health issue. First, I’d like to thank Senator Harris and Representative Clemmons for convening this round table

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NRA uses Money and Intimidation in Tennessee to influence Legislative Votes

  As gun violence prevention advocates and outspoken critics of the excessive amount of gun-related legislation filed this year- and especially with regards to the guns in parks bill- Gun Violence Prevention (GVP) advocates are often asked: “Why do they keep pushing these bills that no one seems to want but them?” While some legislators undoubtedly believe in the bills, for

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A worthy watch…

The press asked a few simple questions about the guns in parks bill. Those questions were met with confusion, inaccurate responses, tense replies and accusations of bias. To some in our general assembly, asking questions is a sign of bias and not a necessary and welcome part of the democratic process.

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