Human Chain of Supporters of Common-Sense Gun Laws Scheduled for April 18
Friday, April 14, 2023
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Voices for a Safer Tennessee, a newly-formed nonpartisan coalition dedicated to prioritizing gun safety, is hosting “Linking Arms for Change” next Tuesday, April 18 at 5:15 p.m. CST.
Supporters will form a three-mile human chain expressing solidarity among the chorus of voices advocating for safer communities across the state through the adoption of common-sense gun safety policies.
“Linking Arms for Change is an opportunity for Tennesseans on both sides of the political aisle to come together to honor the lives lost and impacted by The Covenant School Shooting, as well as all lives lost to gun violence in our state,” said Carlie Cruse, a founding member of Voices for a Safer Tennessee. “This is not a political issue. It’s a public safety issue. By coming together as one, unified voice, we can channel our sorrow into action and advocacy for stronger gun safety measures.”
Approximately 5,000 people will be needed to complete the chain. Supporters are invited to register atwww.safertn.org/event. Once registered, supporters will receive a link with parking instructions and where to stand. All supporters are asked to wear red to honor the victims of The Covenant School.
WHO: Hosted by Voices for a Safer Tennessee coalition, all supporters of common sense, meaningful gun safety measures are invited to join.
WHAT: “Linking Arms for Change” – A nearly three-mile human chain through downtown Nashville expressing solidarity among supporters of common-sense gun laws.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 18, 5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. CST
Attendees are asked to arrive by 5 p.m.
WHERE: The human chain will begin at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and extend to the Tennessee State Capitol.
More about Voices for a Safer Tennessee
We are a nonpartisan coalition dedicated to prioritizing gun safety and advocating for common sense gun laws to make communities across our state safer.
We are neighbors, friends, colleagues, and community members who came together following the tragic events of March 27, 2023, at the Covenant School in Nashville, TN to launch a nonpartisan, statewide coalition to build a safer future for Tennesseans.
Together, we are leading conversations, sharing diverse perspectives, and finding commonality to champion change that advances reform agreed upon by people across the aisle.
With more than 800 members, we are engaging people from a variety of beliefs, backgrounds, and regions.
What we hope to accomplish: During the 2023 legislative session, Voices for a Safer Tennessee is advocating forextreme risk laws that would allow authorities to temporarily remove guns from people who pose a risk to themselves or others, stronger gun storage laws that would require gun owners to provide safe storage and report lost or stolen guns, and closing background check loopholes to keep guns away from dangerous people by closing the background check loophole. Learn more at www.safertn.org.