Terry Clayton

Candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 54

Current Officeholder: Open

Next election: August 2, 2018


I am tired of turning on my television to breaking news of more senseless murders and injuries. I served in the military for twenty-five years and every year we went to the firing range to maintain our marksmenship proficiency. As a military police officer we practiced firing M-16, M-60 machine guns and semi-automatic 45 handguns. Each of those weapons were designed to kill our foreign enemies. There is no reason this nation should allow citizens to purchase weapons of mass murders under the pretext of the 2nd Amendment right. It’s time for politicans in state legislature and United States Congress to prohibit the sale of “Weapons of Mass Murder!”
— Terry Clayton
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Alex Dunn

Candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 14

Current Officeholder: Jason Zachary

Next election: August 2, 2018


As a former United States Marine Corps military veteran, current gun owner and conceal carry permit holder, I am a big supporter of the Second Amendment for all Americans. However, I also believe that there must be common sense, wholesale changes made to our current gun laws to protect ALL Americans. This can be done without infringing on the rights of home owners, hunters, and other sport shooting enthusiasts who safely use, secure and store the appropriate weapon for the job.”
— Alex Dunn

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Torrey Harris

Candidate for Tennessee house of representatives, District 90

Current officeholder: John DeBerry Jr. 

Next election: August 2, 2018


I support sensible gun laws and while the 2nd Amendment does give the right to own and bear arms, it does not mean we are exempt from protecting the lives of our citizens, especially our children. If the priority isn’t to protect the people of the United States, to go about their day without fear or immediate worry of danger, we obviously have the wrong individuals in Office representing us and so we must take a stand together against those who do not see the need to save lives. What is currently being done isn’t working and we have failed those who have lost their lives each day we don’t move the needle on sensible gun laws; as simple as implementing federal universal background checks, bans on assault weapons, and bans on high-capacity magazines. Putting people over party must be the focus.
— Torrey Harris

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Coleen Martinez

Candidate for Tennessee House of Representatives, District 89

Current Officeholder: Open

Next election: August 2, 2018


I am a parent of two children who attend public schools. I am thankful for every day when they come home and did not get killed by a mass shooter. I see no other viable option to preventing mass shootings then to regulate the possession and purchase of military-style assault weapons and large capacity magazines in Tennessee. Tennessee can join other states that have enacted similar legislation: California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Washington D.C.

As your House Representative, I will work to regulate the possession and purchase of assault weapons and large capacity magazines in Tennessee. We don’t need to wait for tragedy to strike. We can end this now. No Mass Shootings in Tennessee!
— Coleen Martinez

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Wade Munday

Candidate for Tennessee Senate, District 25

Current officeholder: Kerry Roberts

Next election: november 6, 2018


Terrorists wielding guns have desecrated everything from the sacred spaces of our churches to the sacred bodies of innocent children this year. I hope that the news of yet another mass shooting compels us to whisper a prayer of comfort or to hold our children closer. I hope we aren’t numb to the violence that we witness all too often.

We must be relentless in our pursuit of achieving our common good - public safety in houses of worship and in schools.

It’s time we elect problem solvers to the state senate and end the partisanship. I’m running for office, because I’m really tired of all of the noise. I want answers.
— Wade Munday

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Merrilee Wineinger

Candidate for US House of Representatives (TN-06)

Current Officeholder: Open

Next election: August 2, 2018


I believe in the Second Amendment, and I also believe in common sense gun laws. I believe they can go hand in hand.

I would like to see red flag laws put in place so that we can get people the help they need before lives are tragically taken. I think mental health needs to be expanded and is part of the solution as well as making sure our access to guns for those who shouldn’t have them is improved.

I truly believe we can work together to find common ground so that responsible gun owners continue with their right to protect themselves and hunt responsibly, as well as making sure our citizens are safe when they are out living their lives.
— Merrilee Wineinger

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