The agency gets more than 1,000 requests for gun traces each day. But most local libraries have more advanced record-keeping systems.
The agency busts an armed traveler every 3 hours on average.
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Incidents of gun violence in America so far this year
from the Gun Violence Archive
A statistical guide to firearms, intimate partner abuse, and the children, parents, and police who become victims, too.
Guns are everywhere in my neighborhood. I want my community to know what bullets can do — and how they can exercise their rights.
As fatal shootings soar in the District, conservative lawmakers look to roll back its firearms restrictions.
Gun News and Views From Elsewhere
Canada has asked U.S. tourists to leave their guns at home. The country's Border Services Agency said in a statement on Monday that guns cannot be imported "for personal protection, or protection of property." The agency said it has seized 413 guns at the border so far this year. In two separate instances last week, Texas retirees were and denied entry after trying to bring firearms into New Brunswick. Their guns were destroyed.
An online petition that launched Monday calls on the Department of Justice to investigate how a 15-year-old Pennsylvania boy was fatally shot this month. Police labeled the death of Ibram Hanna an accident, saying he was looking at a pistol that another teenager had stolen from a vehicle when it fired. But a local news organization is petitioning for a federal investigation, calling the shooting a murder and criticizing police.
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner will sign a bill Tuesday that carries a punishment of up to 30 years in prison for trafficking firearms into the state. There have been over 400 homicides in Chicago this year, and according to a 2014 report, almost 60 percent of the guns used in crimes in the city come from out of state. Under the new law, a first-time offender can receive up to 20 years in prison.
The gun reform group headed by former congresswoman Gabby Giffords has endorsed two Republican senators who are facing tough reelection fights. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Mark Kirk of Illinois both supported a 2013 bill that would have expanded background checks; Americans for Responsible Solutions cites this vote as a reason for its support. The group also endorsed Democrats Michael Bennet of Colorado and Catherine Cortez Masto of Nevada.
Direct quotes from the Democratic nominee on gun control, the Second Amendment, and the NRA.
Tim Kaine and Donald Trump Have Touted the Same Gun Violence Program. There’s No Evidence That It Works.
Project Exile was largely abandoned, but strict sentencing laws modeled after it are back in fashion.
More than 130,000 sellers weren’t visited at all.
A review of evidence-based strategies for addressing America’s violent crime epidemic can help cities move past knee-jerk responses — and focus on proven solutions.
Leading criminologist David Weisburd says researchers found strong evidence that some policing strategies can lower crime.
Some of Trump’s ‘Second Amendment People’ Already Believe They Have the Right to Fight Government Tyranny with Guns
Duke constitutional law professor Darrell Miller explains "insurrectionist theory."
Rabies cases, by comparison, are far more rare than shootings, yet the disease receives exponentially more research awards from the National Institutes of Health.
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The invite-only group of lawmakers gleefully defied GOP leaders to defeat the terror gap bill.
The State Department simply clarified existing firearm manufacturing rules at the request of another organization, officials say.
To reverse a sharp decline in firearm convictions, New York City is pursuing another experiment with specialized gun courts. But making illegal weapons charges stick can be vexingly hard to do.
The Debate Over Crime Rates is Ignoring the Metric That Matters Most: ‘Murder Inequality’
Focusing on the neighborhood level is the best way to understand violence in America. Here are six charts that prove it.
Blocks From the NRA Convention, Louisville Residents Grapple with Bullets and Bloodshed
"So you think we’re doomed?” asks one mother living in a city where more than 100 people have been shot already this year.
Former CDC Leaders Say the Agency Could Do A Lot More to Research Gun Violence
“There is nothing stopping them from addressing this life-and-death national problem.”