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Tennessee has weak gun laws and a high gun death rate. The legislature recently passed permitless carry and continues to introduce other harmful legislation, such as guns on campus and expansions to the state's Shoot First law. The state has closed the Charleston Loophole, giving law enforcement enough time to conduct background checks. Tennessee also closed dangerous loopholes that allowed domestic abusers to buy guns.

1,385 In an average year, 1,385 people die by guns in Tennessee. More at EveryStat.
#29 in the country for Gun Law Strength. See why.

To become a safer state, Tennessee should enact responsible gun storage requirements for both vehicles and homes, repeal Stand Your Ground, and repeal its permitless carry law.

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