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Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers

Safe Tennessee Project’s Statement on Revised Unintentional Firearm Death Numbers “As an organization focused on reducing firearm injuries and deaths in our state, we are pleased to discover that the 2014 number was actually the lowest number in over a decade,” said Beth Joslin Roth, policy director for The Safe Tennessee Project. “However, using media reports and news stories, we

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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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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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