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Statement Regarding Guns on Campus

“When it comes to determining how to best keep college campuses safe, it would only make sense to listen to campus police and the Tennessee Association of Police Chiefs. And yet, not only did our legislators disregard their adamant opposition to this bill, so did our governor. According to campus police chiefs, not only will this new law make campuses

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UTK “Guns on Campus” Faculty Poll

The poll was sent to all faculty associated with the Knoxville campus, including UTK, UTIA, and UTSI. It included the following information: Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill (HB1736) that would allow faculty and staff to carry concealed weapons, with a permit, on campus at public colleges and universities in the UT and Tennessee Board of Regents systems. Both university

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On Tuesday, the Senate voted 28 to 5 to pass SB2376 by Sen. Mike Bill. The bill requires all Tennessee public colleges and universities to allow permit-holding faculty and staff to carry guns on campus. Pointing out that there is a “diversity of opinion” on the issue of allowing guns on campus, Sen. Lee Harris offered an amendment would have

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Accidental Shooting Numbers Climb As Lawmakers Consider Several “Guns on Campus” Bills

In Memphis yesterday, a man accidentally shot and injured himself at a local Walgreens. This was the 17th accidental shooting incident involving an adult so far this year. There were 17 total incidents in all of 2015. Using news reports and data from The Gun Violence Archive, The Safe Tennessee Project tracks all accidental shooting incidents reported in the media.

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Committee forgets to call expert witnesses until after vote is taken

Legislators are determined to pass a law that will allow employees, staff, and faculty who are permit holders to carry guns on all public college and university campuses.  All state post-secondary institutions are overseen by the Tennessee Board of Regents. The legislation has been opposed by every stakeholder – campus police, law enforcement, college presidents, the Tennessee Board of Regents, student

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