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Group takes aim at new Tennessee gun laws

October 22nd, 2011 6:58 pm by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE — Allowing the owners of handgun-carry permits in Tennessee to go armed in public boosts safety not only for permit holders but the public in general, some Second Amendment advocates say.

But a Washington-based group says permit holders have sometimes caused “mayhem” when dealing with their personal lives and in “road rage” encounters over parking or driving.

The Violence Policy Center cites 10 Tennessee cases since December 2008 in which 13 people have died when shot by handgun-permit holders. In five of the 10, the shooters were convicted of murder, and in a sixth the man killed his girlfriend then killed himself.

Read the full story on the Chattanooga Times Free Press Web site.

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