Experts say the shortage leaves NICS vulnerable to mistakes and workers at risk of burnout.
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Nearly 20 U.S. children are shot every day.
The Florida Loophole That Lets Thousands of People Banned From Guns Get Away With Lying on Background Checks
A bill to give the state a tool to crack down on "lie-and-try" gun buyers awaits action from lawmakers.
Florida Republicans have allowed the relentless pro-gun operator to become a de facto member of government.
from the Gun Violence Archive
Thousands of pages of correspondence reveal a lobbyist who not only shapes bills, but creates them.
An analysis of more than 800 official statements.
More than 100,000 people are hit by a bullet every year. Most live. If you're one of them, we want to hear your story.
I’m a Florida Teacher in the Era of School Shootings. What Happens in My Classroom During a Lockdown Drill Should Horrify Americans.
“'Remember,' I tell the children, looking them in the eyes in the darkened classroom. 'Remember to keep the scissors open. They’ll stab better that way.'"
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To Reduce Shootings, Hospitals Vow to Treat the Wounds Doctors Can’t Fix
How Ohio is using an influx of federal assistance for crime victims to help gunshot patients avoid getting hurt again.
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.
How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice
As violent crime rates drop, fear, savvy marketing, and NRA-backed laws have given pistols an extreme makeover.