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THE CASE FOR BACKGROUND CHECKS

This year, Rep. Mike Stewart and Sen. Sara Kyle are sponsoring legislation that would require all gun purchases to undergo a background check.  Over 90% of Americans  and a large majority of Tennesseans support expanding background checks. The bill will be up for a vote in both the House Civil Justice Subcommittee and the Senate Judiciary on April 5. US Police

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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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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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