The Tennessee State Capitol was filled with frustrated residents demanding change following the Covenant School shooting. Protesters, including Linda McFadyen-Ketchum from Moms Demand Action, made their voices heard inside the Senate Chamber, chanting for gun control. Many were angry and want the issue to be resolved. The shooting has drawn attention to the need for stricter gun laws, with the Vanderbilt University Poll showing that 70% of Tennessee parents agree with expanded background checks on all gun sales. However, Republicans have been seeking to loosen gun laws in the state, and Tennessee currently has the 10th highest rate of gun deaths in the US.