Democratic Women present ‘Talking Gun Sense’ at Jan. 14 meeting in Claxton

Kendra Straub will discuss “Talking Gun Sense in Tennessee” at the Tuesday, Jan. 14, meeting of the Anderson County Democratic Party at the Claxton Community Center, 1071 Edgemoor Rd., Claxton.

Straub, Tennessee deputy chapter lead of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, will present a program on the crisis of gun violence, and she will share some common-sense solutions. She was originally scheduled to speak at the Nov. 12 Democratic Party meeting.

A recent report calls gun violence a “public health crisis” in Tennessee and says an average of 3.4 Tennesseans are killed with guns every day.

“Tennessee Gun Violence: An Issue of Public Health and Public Safety,” is the recent report by the Safe Tennessee Project. The project is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization of physicians, academics, public health researchers, domestic violence advocates, suicide prevention experts, attorneys, and concerned citizens who view gun violence as a public health issue and who advocate for evidenced-based solutions to reduce the number of Tennesseans injured and killed by firearms.

“Someone is killed with a gun every seven hours in Tennessee – 1,246 people a year,” the report points out.

The report notes that Tennessee ranked seventh in the nation for firearm homicide, and that between 2007 and 2017, firearm homicide in Tennessee increased 24 percent.

Light refreshments will be served before her presentation. For more information, contact Eric Keller at