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New law allows for guns on buses in Tennessee

Tennessee remains one of the states with the highest number of gun-related crimes, but the state has again made it easier to take guns to more places. Cities in the state are now adjusting to laws that allow for guns in bus stations and on buses themselves. Right now, the cities going through gun-law changes include Nashville, Chattanooga, Knoxville and Memphis.

These 3 techniques identify guns and ammo at crime scenes

If you're accused of a gun crime, one of the things you may be interested in is knowing how the gun was linked to the crime scene. Since there are multiple ways to link guns to crime scenes, it's vital that the prosecution is able to show how your weapon got there.

Gun crimes: Study shows advocates have the right idea

Guns get a bad reputation in the United States due to the actions of a few. Gun crimes are incredibly dangerous, but they're often not a result of people owning guns legally, according to a new study. According to an analysis by the University of Pittsburgh, lawful gun owners actually commit less than a fifth of all gun crimes that take place in the U.S.

What conditions make it illegal to have a gun in Tennessee?

No one would argue about the importance of keeping guns out of the hands of dangerous people. At the same time, many Tennessee residents believe in the right to arm themselves within the bounds of the law. It is when the line between these two concerns—disarming dangerous individuals and legally arming oneself—becomes blurred that problems can occur.

Possessing a gun while under a restraining order is a crime

There are many things a person needs to know if he or she has been accused of domestic violence in Tennessee. When a restraining order is involved, the potential complications for defendants can increase even more. For example, if you have been named the subject of a restraining order, it is illegal for you to possess a gun. Below is an example for you to consider.

Tennessee among worst states for gun crimes, deaths

When thinking about where gun crimes happen, the city of Chicago may be the first place that comes to mind. However, the worst place for gun crimes and gun-related deaths is actually a little closer to home. Tennessee is regarded as one of the worst states for gun crimes and gun deaths, according to multiple reports.

What hope do the wrongfully convicted in Tennessee have?

A conviction for criminal activity is always a negative experience. A wrongful conviction when you know you are totally innocent is even more tragic. Whether you have experienced a wrongful conviction for assault, a gun crime or even murder, it is important never to give up hope.

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