Topic: Safe Tennessee Project
Nashville, TN – Sometimes moving up in rankings is a good thing. However, when the criteria is the number of women murdered by men in your state, being in the top 10 is not where you want to be. Sadly, Tennessee has moved from 10th to 6th since last year’s report was released.
More than 1,600 women were murdered by men in 2013 and the most common weapon used was a gun, according to the new Violence Policy Center (VPC) study When Men Murder Women: An Analysis of 2013 Homicide Data.
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Panel to include festival organizers, Tennessee city leaders
Nashville, TN – Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris and State Representative John Ray Clemmons will host a roundtable discussion on gun legislation and possible impacts on local economies at 9:00am August 13th in the legislative library in the state Capitol. «Read the rest of this article»
Senator Harris hosts teleconference with gun safety advocates, complete remarks at the end of this release
Nashville, TN – Joined by gun safety advocates and a former chief of police, Tennessee Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris talked about the danger to Tennessee concert goers posed by an attorney general’s ruling forcing private entities to allow guns at concerts.
“If this is allowed to stand, some of these major festivals may decide to end or move out of public parks,” Senator Harris said. “A few reasonable people may avoid going just to avoid risk. Given the economic impact of these festivals, we have to do something so that people can feel safe at major festivals and concerts. We need legislation that makes clear that organizers can ban guns at these events when they believe there is a security risk.” «Read the rest of this article»
Senator Lee Harris to give update via teleconference Friday
Nashville, TN – Senate Minority Leader Lee Harris will provide an update on guns in parks legislation passed this year via teleconference on Friday.
Joined by Beth Joslin Roth, executive director of the Safe Tennessee Project, Senator Harris will talk about this year’s guns in parks legislation and how it applies to major outdoor concerts in Tennessee. «Read the rest of this article»