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In 2018, the NRA attempted to force Tennessee public schools to allow permit holding teachers and employees to carry guns on school property. In the House Civil Justice Committee last year, we heard over an hour of testimony in opposition to arming teachers. Much of the testimony came from law enforcement.  Both the Tennessee Association of Chiefs of Police and

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A Few Recent Examples of Why School Employees Carrying Guns in Schools is a Bad Idea

We conducted a systematic review of publicly-reported incidents involving mishandled guns on school campuses. We analyzed data from the Gun Violence Archive from the last two years. The majority of incidents we found over the last 24 months took place after Parkland, as the push to arm teachers and school employees increased across the country. Tennessee legislators are currently considering legislation

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