Reducing Gun Violence

Reducing Gun Violence by David of Franklin

Hello, my name is David Stumpfl, and I am a recent college graduate of UNC-Asheville. In my short 21 years I have experienced a lot, perhaps even more than some of my peers. However, I fear that I have already seen enough violence for a lifetime through the ample amounts of news coverage of school…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Caroline of Nashville

I am a native of Nashville, recently returned to the city after 25 years. My arrival here launched the Third Chapter of my professional career, which emerged with a definite theme: political activism. A lot has changed in Nashville, especially for the better: it’s richer in its ethnic and cultural diversity, enthusiastically supports a world-class…

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Reducing Gun Violence by Bonnie of Murfreesboro

Bonnie Tinsley of Murfreesboro, TN writes: I was pleased to see in the DNJ, March 26 that the majority of our candidates for city council, school board, and mayor oppose the State Legislature bill to remove the city’s ban on guns in our parks. I attended a committee session at the Legislature when the issue…

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TN-Middle: 2013 Year in Review(Photos)

  As 2013 comes to a close we remember the hard working volunteers of Middle Tennessee. From Comprehensive Immigration Reform to Standing with Women, Obamacare to Climate Change, and Gun Violence Prevention to the Budget we have had a busy year, but our work isn’t done…. Look back at all we accomplished….  

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TN-Middle / “Be The Change” / Jennifer Charles / Event Speaker

Jennifer Charles spoke at the Candlelight Vigil in Murfreesboro, TN on December 14th 2013. Ms. Charles is a Nashville native and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2001. She went on to pursue a law degree from the University of Memphis and graduated in 2006. Her career began as an assistant public defender in the…

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TN-Memphis: Reducing Gun Violence Event

Leatrice Burgess of Memphis writes: On December 14, 2013 OFA volunteers gathered at The National Civil Rights Museum at The Lorraine Motel for their first Gun Violence Prevention Candlelight Vigil. The gathering honored the people of Newtown on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook, the victims of gun violence in Shelby…

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TN-Oak Ridge: Reducing Gun Violence Event

Scott Julius of Oak Ridge writes: The grey, drizzly, chilly, depressing weather on Saturday December 14th suited  the sad occasion of the first anniversary of the Newtown massacre that happened one year ago today. It is hard to believe one year has passed since this tragedy and even harder to believe that Congress hasn’t passed…

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