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Days Since #Parkland with NO ACTION to Prevent Gun Violence

Days since Parkland shooting with no action to prevent gun violenceCountup It’s been more than a month since the Parkland shooting. The state legislature in Tennessee has refused to debate any legislation to prevent gun violence, while continuing to move NRA-backed bills to allow more people to carry more guns in more places. Two legislators, Sen. Lee Harris and Rep.

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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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Contact City Leaders and Ask Them to Urge Governor Haslam to Veto Expansive New NRA Legislation

On May 9, the Tennessee senate passed a bill that will require local governments to set up metal detectors and provide security to keep guns out of places like government buildings public transportation, and city-owned venues including zoos, museums, state fairs, and more. If they don’t comply with the prescribed and extremely expensive security measures, localities could be sued by

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