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Group Pushes For Gun Safety Training With Increase Of Accidental Shootings

Posted: 10:50 PM, Sep 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-02 00:01:43-04

A volunteer group advocating gun safety said the number of accidental shootings in Tennessee has increased, leaving more people both injured and killed.

According to the Safe Tennessee Project, there have been 50 accidental gun injuries so far this year compared to just 20 this time last year.

The group hopes there will be bigger pushes for more gun owner education, to keep guns out of the hands of curious kids.

“What’s concerning to me is adults being careless -- adults making a choice to not store their guns responsibly,” said Beth Joplin Roth with Safe Tennessee Project.

Just this week a 3-year-old accidentally shot himself in the hand after getting his hands on a gun at an apartment off Briley Parkway.