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Headlines from Tennessee
  • Speedwell Tennessee 1-year-old boy shot by cousin, 4, with father's gun (8/18/2006)
  • Memphis 12-year-old boy accidentally shot by own mother (5/31/2006)
  • Maryville Tennessee 5-year-old girl shot self in face (5/17/2006)
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    Tennessee Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 58 firearm deaths of children and teens in Tennessee, including 19 suicides and 6 accidents.
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    Tennessee Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Tennessee Department of Public Safety
       safety@mail.state.tn.us, 615-251-5216, 615-253-2091 (fax)
    Tennessee PTA
       tn_offic@bellsouth.net, 615-383-9740
    Tennessee Safety and Health Council
       information@tnsafetycouncil.org, 423-553-1945, 877-533-1945
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Tennessee.
  • See if Tennessee or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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