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3-YEAR-OLD TODDLER FATALLY SHOOTS HIMSELF WITH ACCESSIBLE LOADED HANDGUN

A 3-year-old toddler fatally shot himself in the face .40 caliber pistol Friday afternoon in Clarksville.  The child was visiting from Fort Riley, Kansas, with his family.  The gun belonged to the homeowner. This is the 13th incident of a child in our state gaining access to a loaded gun and shooting themselves or someone else this year.  Already in

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REP. CASADA IS WOEFULLY MISINFORMED ON ACTUAL GUN VIOLENCE STATISTICS

In a recent news story, Rep. Glen Casada said that the majority of gun deaths in the U.S. are ‘self-defense.”  This statement is factually incorrect.   “As someone who studies gun violence and is familiar with the available research on the subject, I can say with confidence that Rep. Casada is wrong,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee

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FIVE DAYS – THREE UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTINGS

WHEN ADULTS ACCIDENTALLY SHOOT ANOTHER PERSON, MOST OFTEN THE VICTIM IS A CHILD  In less than a week, three Tennessee adults unintentionally shot themselves or another person.  In the most recent incident, a handgun dropped from a man’s pants and discharged, injuring a 4-year-old child. “Unintentional shootings continue to be a serious problem in our state,” said Beth Joslin Roth,

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18-YEAR-OLD NASHVILLE TEEN DEAD AFTER UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTING AT FRIEND’S HOUSE

THIS INCIDENT MARKS THE 26TH ADULT-INVOLVED UNINTENTIONAL SHOOTING THIS YEAR. THERE WERE 26 INCIDENTS IN ALL OF 2015 NASHVILLE – An 18-year-old recent graduate of East Literature High School who was headed to Alabama State University on a full academic scholarship died Sunday after he was unintentionally shot at a friend’s home. The two had been handling a gun they

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