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FOURTH CHILD DIES IN TENNESSEE AS A RESULT OF ACCESS TO UNLOCKED FIREARM

11TH INCIDENT IN 2017, 4TH FATALITY, 7th INCIDENT SINCE LEGISLATURE VOTED DOWN MAKAYLA’S LAW Tragically today, a 7-year-old was fatally shot by her 2-year-old cousin in Nashville. So far this year, there have been 11 shootings involving children with access to irresponsibly stored firearms. Seven children were injured while four were killed.  The incident today was the 7th shooting of this type since the Senate Judiciary

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TENNESSEE’S SHAMEFUL PROBLEM WITH UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTINGS OF CHILDREN IS NOT GETTING BETTER

THREE CHILDREN ALREADY SHOT THIS MONTH, INCLUDING TWO NASHVILLE TODDLERS SHOT THIS WEEK On Monday, a 3-year-old in Antioch shot himself in the foot with an unsecured and loaded gun and overnight, an east Nashville 1-year-old, left unattended, picked up a loaded gun and shot himself with it.  Two weeks ago, a 10-year-old in Chattanooga was playing with his parent’s

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ANOTHER CHILD SHOT AS ACCIDENTAL SHOOTINGS IN TENNESSEE CONTINUE TO RISE

The accidental shooting of a 3-year-old boy Monday night with his father’s unsecured gun is another example of an alarming Tennessee trend. Accidental shootings of both children and especially adults are up dramatically from the end of August 2015. Although both counts are higher from this time last year, the number of adult-involved accidental shootings is particularly startling. “At the end of last August, we’d

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