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Friday, April 13, 2018

Tennesseans want gun control
More results from a recent MTSU poll were released on Thursday. Support for stricter restrictions on gun sales has jumped to 58 percent among Tennessee registered voters. The latest level of support represents a 24-point climb from the 34 percent support measured two years ago using the same question. Support for stricter gun carry laws has risen, too, from 34 percent two years ago to 46 percent now, but 38 percent believe laws covering the sale of guns should be kept as they are now. “It remains to be seen how enduring these opinion shifts will prove to be,” said Dr. Ken Blake, director of the poll. “But they are notable all the same, given their size, the speed with which they occurred, and the fact that they happened in a state where, 58 percent of voters still approve of the National Rifle Association, and about half favor letting teachers and administrators carry guns on school grounds.” Furthermore, 49 percent agree with the NRA that teachers and administrators should be allowed to carry guns on school grounds, but 43 percent oppose allowing teachers and administrators to be armed at school The poll found that 55 percent of state voters think recent allegations of sexual harassment and assault made against prominent men in entertainment, politics and media reflect “widespread problems in society” rather than “isolated incidents of individual misconduct.” 59 percent of women see the allegations as evidence of societywide problems, significantly more than the 50 percent of men who give the same answer.


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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • Cocke School Board
  • Jefferson City arrests
  • Smokies biodiversity
  • Campaign funding
  • Tennessee ranks poorly on home energy efficiency
  • Social Security and Medicaid

    Tuesday, October 16, 2018

  • Eternal Beverage project progresses
  • Arrington injured by train
  • Bobby Lovell has died
  • Early voting begins

    Monday, October 15, 2018

  • Cocke County IDB to meet
  • Stanley fatality
  • Worex crash/charge
  • Inmates charged
  • White cutting
  • Gubernatorial debate
  • Greene County fire fatalities

    Friday, October 12, 2018

  • Corker nominated for judgeship
  • CLB workshop
  • Bredesen in Newport
  • Wyse conviction
  • Pattottsville Heritage Days
  • Assad lawsuit

    Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Cocke Public Safety Committee
  • More Tennessee adults in school
  • TVA cuts support for solar
  • Hurricane Michael
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