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ATF releases 2017 U.S. firearms trace data report
ATF releases 2017 U.S. firearms trace data report

In 2017, 322,078, firearms were recovered and traced in the United States and its territories, an increase of 32,855 from 2016.

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Mary Mancini, TN Democratic Party: Solace is Not Enough
Mary Mancini, TN Democratic Party: Solace is Not Enough

Our deepest sympathies continue for families of those who were lost in the horrific shooting at the Waffle House in Antioch, TN: Taurean C. Sanderlin, Joe R. Perez, DeEbony Groves and Akilah DaSilva...

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MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws
MTSU SURVEY SAYS: Gun Laws

Asked, "In general, do you think laws covering the sale of guns should be made more strict, less strict, or kept as they are now?"

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Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle
Guns & Drugs Found in Oakland Students Vehicle

A check of student parking permits at Oakland High School turns up drugs and guns in a student's vehicle.

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Another firearms theft in Tennessee under investigation
Another firearms theft in Tennessee under investigation

ATF, Columbia Police Department and the firearms industry seek the public's help in firearms theft from Kings Firearms.

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Tennessee Gun Bill Shot Down
Tennessee Gun Bill Shot Down

A Republican-led House committee has voted down legislation to let Tennessee handgun permit holders bring guns most places, including hospitals and professional sports arenas.

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TBI Firearm-Related Crime Study
TBI Firearm-Related Crime Study


The report, "Firearm Violence in Tennessee: 2013-2016," utilizes data submitted by the state's law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS). Among the report's findings:

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$20K in Guns Stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors
$20K in Guns Stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors

Over 20-thousand dollars worth of guns were stolen from Murfreesboro Outdoors on Northwest Broad Street.

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Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday
Multiple shotguns, rifles and more stolen from Smyrna gun store Thursday

Early Thursday morning (11/16/17), at approximately 1:00 am, Guns N More on Sam Ridley Parkway was burglarized. Multiple shotguns and semi-automatic rifles, along with ammunition were stolen.

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Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods
Gun Fire Rings Out in Several Neighborhoods

Murfreesboro Police have been busy answer several instances of shots being fired in area neighborhoods.

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Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home
Guns Stolen from Almar Knot Drive Home

Two guns were stolen from a home in the 34-hundred block of Almar Knot Drive, just off Blaze Drive.

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Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm
Accidental shooting with an AR-15 in Murfreesboro, also accidental shooting with a 9mm

In Murfreesboro, a young man who was playing a video game in his apartment had his AR-15 in his lap when he got a little too excited. Sgt. Kyle Evans explains...

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Silencers to be Legal
Silencers to be Legal

The Tennessee House has cleared a bill that would let people use silencers on their guns.

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M'boro Gun Store Theft Arrests Made
M'boro Gun Store Theft Arrests Made

The Murfreesboro Police Department has arrested and charged two juveniles with the burglary of TC's Pawn from the October 5th incident in which several guns were stolen.

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Multiple guns stolen in Murfreesboro from local store
Multiple guns stolen in Murfreesboro from local store

Multiple guns were stolen when a pawn shop was broken into, possibly during the early morning hours of Wednesday.

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Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro
Fraudulent Gun and Ammo Purchases in Murfreesboro

Multiple guns and ammunition have been purchased fraudulently in Murfreesboro over the past three months

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Murfreesboro man leaves Glock handgun in unlocked car - Stolen
Murfreesboro man leaves Glock handgun in unlocked car - Stolen

Leaving a car unlocked is not a smart idea, but leaving a gun in the car while it is unlocked could be considered negligent or even reckless in some cases.

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Bullets Hit Barfield Home from Nearby Gun Range
Bullets Hit Barfield Home from Nearby Gun Range

Gun owners must practice safely after a high-powered rifle bullet smashed through an occupied home's window in the Barfield community last week.

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Handgun Permit Fees to be Cut
Handgun Permit Fees to be Cut

On Tuesday, February 23, an "administration" bill was presented in the Senate Judiciary Committee that has the effect of cutting the existing handgun permit fees charged to Tennesseans by more than half over time.

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Guns Stolen in Winston Place Burglary
Guns Stolen in Winston Place Burglary

Three guns were stolen from a Winston Place home. Murfreesboro Police Officer Thomas Troutman reports speaking with the homeowner just before 7 o'clock Sunday night.

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New Attorney General Opinion regarding ownership of
New Attorney General Opinion regarding ownership of "black powder" arms

The Tennessee Attorney General released an opinion (AG 15-75) on November 9, 2015, which addresses the massive confusion under Tennessee law of whether and to what extent a convicted felon can own, possess and use black powder weapons.

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Background checks to buy guns at gun shows? Some in Tennessee say YES.
Background checks to buy guns at gun shows? Some in Tennessee say YES.

Although strongly protective of gun rights in general, most Tennessee voters favor requiring background checks for gun sales among private individuals and at gun shows and support laws to prevent the mentally ill from buying guns, according to the latest MTSU Poll.

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New Gun Legislation Proposed for Tennessee
New Gun Legislation Proposed for Tennessee

Two Democrats are introducing legislation to allow all firearms to be banned at major sports and music venues.

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Controversy Over Tennessee
Controversy Over Tennessee "Guns in Parks" Legislation

Under a law passed earlier this year, people with a concealed-carry permit can take a gun inside a private concert or event. The opinion could similarly impact the CMA Music Festival in Nashville, Uncle Dave Macon Days in Murfreesboro, the Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga, and many more.

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TN Firearms Assoc. is speaking out in regards to a new Attorney General opinion
TN Firearms Assoc. is speaking out in regards to a new Attorney General opinion

The Tennessee Firearms Association expressed severe concern that Tennessee's Attorney General issues opinion which could further the confusion over whether individuals who have been issued handgun permits can carry handguns in public parks without any risk of criminal prosecution.

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Bullet enters downtown Murfreesboro home
Bullet enters downtown Murfreesboro home

An unknown subject opened fire in a residential area of downtown Murfreesboro on Wednesday night.

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Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility
Coleman Farm location withdrawn from options for Murfreesboro Public Safety Training Facility

"The voice of the people in and around the Liberty Valley subdivision was loud and clear," said Assistant City Manager Jim Crumley. "Regardless of whether a firing range were located on the property, neighborhood residents do not want a police and fire training center nearby."

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Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?
Guns in parks despite local governments like Murfreesboro saying NO?

Legislation that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks is advancing in the Legislature despite concerns from the governor. In 2009 the Murfreesboro City Council...

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Money orders and GUNS in Murfreesboro
Money orders and GUNS in Murfreesboro

A man in Anaheim, California called police in Murfreesboro to report what he believes to be a scam. The incident is over money orders and guns.

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Man stopped from buying gun at a Murfreesboro store after TBI intervenes
Man stopped from buying gun at a Murfreesboro store after TBI intervenes

The TBI then contacted Murfreesboro Police who headed to the store in question. Police made arrived and spoke to DeForrest and quickly placed him in handcuffs.

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Governor made
Governor made "Constitutional Carry" promise for firearm carrying

Bill Haslam actually promised the Tennessee Firearms Association that he would sign into law legislation adopting "Constitutional Carry" when such legislation came to him.

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Local gun store gives away a 9mm handgun Friday morning
Local gun store gives away a 9mm handgun Friday morning

During the grand opening, customers registered to win a 9mm handgun.

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New Gun Store in Murfreesboro - Lots of ammunition
New Gun Store in Murfreesboro - Lots of ammunition

Scott Walker interviewed the owner of a brand new gun and ammunition store located in Murfreesboro. Here what this new store has to offer in the brief four minute segment.

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Weapons that may have been used in recent Murfreesboro shootings taken into evidence
Weapons that may have been used in recent Murfreesboro shootings taken into evidence

Murfreesboro Police went to a home on East State Street where they took possession of two guns and ammunition.

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City Council Says
City Council Says "No" To Handguns on Greenway System

A rather routine meeting ended up becoming an all-out debate of the 2nd amendment at Thursday night's meeting of the Murfreesboro city council...

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Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA
Politics: State Rep. Mike Sparks gets endorsement by the NRA

Earlier this week, The National Rifle Association (NRA) posted their candidate ratings for the Tennessee House of Representatives.

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Jim Tracy gets nod from State Rep. Kevin Brooks and Scott DesJarlais gets support of NRA
Jim Tracy gets nod from State Rep. Kevin Brooks and Scott DesJarlais gets support of NRA

State Representative Kevin Brooks announced today his endorsement of Jim Tracy over incumbent Scott DesJarlais while the NRA announces they endorse DesJarlais...

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WGNS Releases press information submitted by the TN Firearms Association

The Tennessee Firearms Association claims that recent documents show the Haslam administration manipulated the "Fiscal Note Process" in order to kill "Pro-Gun Legislation." WGNS has decided to release the exact information the organization sent to local media outlets on Monday afternoon.

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Carry a switchblade knife with you in Tennessee and have a loaded gun in the car
Carry a switchblade knife with you in Tennessee and have a loaded gun in the car

Laws are changing on July 1st in Tennessee that will allow you to carry a switchblade knife and have a loaded firearm in your car. 

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How did the
How did the "Gun Buy Back" / "Drug Take Back" go in Murfreesboro?

On Saturday, April 26, 2014 the Murfreesboro Police Department had what they called a very successful combined “Drug Take Back” and “Gun Buy Back” special event. 

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"GUN Buy Back" and "DRUG Take Back" April 26th in Murfreesboro

It keeps firearms out of children’s, drug dealer’s, and gang member’s hands. 

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Come September, you may be able to openly carry a handgun WITHOUT a permit in TN
Come September, you may be able to openly carry a handgun WITHOUT a permit in TN

A bill to allow residents in Tennessee to carry a handgun openly without a permit has passed in the state Senate.

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Guns in Parks legislation in TN continues to receive remarks from the TN Firearms Assoc. and others
Guns in Parks legislation in TN continues to receive remarks from the TN Firearms Assoc. and others

The Tennessee Firearms Association warns about the possibility of a 'felony trap' hidden in the Guns-In-Parks legislation. 

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Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun
Interesting Campaign Idea: Joe Carr for Senate Campaign to Raffle Off Handgun

UPDATE on GUN RAFFLE: The Joe Carr for Senate campaign today announced that over 30,000 people have shown their support for the 2nd Amendment by signing up for a chance to win a Beretta 92A1. 

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Letter regarding "Guns in Trunks" sent to representatives in the TN General Assembly

WGNS has obtained a letter about guns that has been sent to all representatives in the Tennessee General Assembly on Wednesday. There letter was sent by John Harris, the Executive Director of the Tennessee Firearms Association. The letter is posted below (uncut):

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Same Sex Marraige, Marijuana and Guns! What More Can You Ask in the Polls?

Additionally, the poll measured attitudes toward abortion, further restricting access to pseudoephedrine, allowing grocery stores to sell wine, and repealing the new federal healthcare law.

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TN Firarms Assoc. Concerned with Governor Bill Haslam's Actions on
TN Firarms Assoc. Concerned with Governor Bill Haslam's Actions on "Guns-In-Parks" Bill

The Tennessee Firearms Association today expressed disappointment in Governor Haslam's continuing anti-Second Amendment rhetoric regarding the upcoming guns-in-parks bill pending in the Tennessee Legislature.

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OVER $20,000 in Guns Stolen from Home in Blackman Area
OVER $20,000 in Guns Stolen from Home in Blackman Area

This is a story that may turn the stomach of gun collectors. Well over $20,000 worth of firearms and jewelry have been stolen from an address in Murfreesboro. 

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TN Firearms Association Releases Information on 2014 Legislative Session
TN Firearms Association Releases Information on 2014 Legislative Session

The Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) has announced its goals for the 2014 legislative session which include strengthening the 2009 Firearms Freedom Act and re-writing the Safe Commute legislation. 

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Tennessee Firearms Association Responds To Speaker Harwell's  2014 Legislative Priorities
Tennessee Firearms Association Responds To Speaker Harwell's 2014 Legislative Priorities
"It is shameful that the Republican establishment leadership plans to continue ignoring the constitutionally protected rights of law abiding gun owners including the right to defend themselves and their families against criminals" said Harris.
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MURFREESBORO CITIZENS, TURN YOUR GUNS IN on Saturday During a Gun Buy Back Program and Prescription Drug Drop Off Site
MURFREESBORO CITIZENS, TURN YOUR GUNS IN on Saturday During a Gun Buy Back Program and Prescription Drug Drop Off Site
The M-P-D will actually be paying residents for their guns during what is called a “Gun Buy Back” program. The program targets unwanted firearms, working or non-working in the household. 
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Partial Shutdown of Federal Government Means a Slow Down in the Issuance of a Tennessee Gun Permit? Some Say Yes!
Partial Shutdown of Federal Government Means a Slow Down in the Issuance of a Tennessee Gun Permit? Some Say Yes!
Governor Haslam's administration is reportedly stating that "the issuance of handgun permits . . . would be affected due to required background checks, according to the administration."  
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Handgun Permits are UP in Tennessee: Do You have Your Permit Yet?
Handgun Permits are UP in Tennessee: Do You have Your Permit Yet?
Officials say 50 percent more women ages 21 to 45 have their handgun permits.
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Guns in Schools on GO!
Gov. Bill Haslam has signed a bill that allows school districts to let people with police training be armed in schools.
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UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
UPDATE: Murfreesboro Police say that 19 Guns were turned in on Thursday at Guns for Gift Cards Event
Chief Glenn Chrisman stated “Due to the success of our first event, we are tentatively planning on having another one in the spring. We want to make our community as safe an environment as possible.” 
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UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
UPDATE: President Obama Addresses Gun Control
President Obama addressed the nation this morning to talk about gun control in the United States.
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UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
UPDATE: Rep. Carr has Proposed Gun Bill that Targets Proposed Federal Laws and Federal Agents
According to the bill that focuses on firearms and ammunition – it prohibits the enforcement and prosecution of certain federal law implemented or executed on or after January 1, 2013, concerning certain firearms, firearm accessories or ammunition. - Amends TCA Title 4; Title 7; Title 8; Title 38; Title 39; Title 41; Title 49 and Title 62.
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UPDATE: Guns for Gift Cards Program in Murfreesboro TODAY (1/17/13)
UPDATE: Guns for Gift Cards Program in Murfreesboro TODAY (1/17/13)
Anyone who brings a gun in will receive a gift card to Kroger. The Gift Cards for Guns initiative will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Thursday – 1/17/13) in the parking lot of the Central Christian Church at 404 East Main Street. No questions will be asked, but gun serial numbers will be investigated after the guns are turned in.
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Rep. Sparks Announces Special Second Amendment Event: Rally and Pistol Shoot
State Representative Mike Sparks, who if fully behind the second amendment, will hold a Rally and Pistol Shoot this Saturday from 12-2pm. The event will feature the author of “More Guns, Less Crime,” John Lott. The $20-event should be well received in Rutherford County, as we are ranked number five in the state for having the most citizens with a handgun permit.
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