Looks like the VPC is trying to smear Tennessee with the whole gun deaths meme. I notice that they only mention that gun deaths include suicides in passing, even though suicides represent the vast majority of their numbers. I did someÂ analysisÂ of violent crime compared to Brady state ranking a while back and found no correlation between Brady Grade and the levels of violent crime. VPC is trying to conflate the issue by arguing that more guns mean more gun deaths, when all they are showing is that in state with higher levels of gun ownership, more people choose to kill themselves with a gun. That’s not exactly shocking, and not exactly a compelling reason to limit access to guns. If you think about where government it leads — taking dangerous things away from people, because they might hurt themselves — it’s not a pretty place. Certainly not a free society. I don’t wish to live in a padded room. I suspect most other Americans don’t either.