On October 18th, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report…Read more
Tag Archives: National Rifle Association
Bill to Legalize Silencers Scheduled for Vote This Week – Tennessee Congress Members are Co-sponsors
This week, congress is likely to vote on the Sportsmen’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act…Read more
Each year, the legislature continues to pass legislation that loosen our already lax gun laws. And we often ending up in court defending them. Many of these laws are opposed by law enforcement, city councils and mayors whose concerns about public safety are ignored. And, as we pass these laws, the number of people being shot in our state continuesRead more
As policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project, I was asked by a public policy class at Vandy to participate in a discussion on gun policy. – In the interest of providing citations for my responses, below are a series of topics from the discussion and my responses (with hyperlinks) as well as additional information that may be helpful to the students.Read more
Gun violence research should be peer-reviewed and rely on verifiable facts What happens when it isn’t?
The NRA relies heavily on research conducted by economist John Lott. But, Lott’s research is not peer-reviewed, and his most notable publication has been questioned by researchers from both sides of the gun policy debate. A little over a decade ago, he was disgraced and his career was in tatters. Not only was Lott’s assertion that more guns leads toRead more