Illinois revokes thousands of gun licenses every year. But it’s rare for law enforcement to remove firearms from owners barred from having them.
News and notes on guns in America
Safe storage, red flag laws, group therapy, and focusing on likely offenders can help prevent shootings.
Lawmakers demand documents after The Trace’s reporting shows NRA’s use of shell companies to support Trump, Senate campaigns.
An Atlas of American Gun Violence
His Only Living Boy
Roger Stringer testified against his son Zac in the fatal shooting that killed his younger child. Now he believes Remington’s defective rifle is to blame, and he’s fighting to hold the gun maker accountable.
The Unchecked Influence of NRA Lobbyist Marion Hammer
Florida Republicans have allowed the relentless pro-gun operator to become a de facto member of government.
A shocking number of shootings go unsolved. In some police departments, hundreds of cases aren't investigated at all. A joint investigation by The Trace and BuzzFeed News.
The trend reflects a growing willingness among legislators to invest in a better understanding of the issue.
Step one: start by talking about anything else…
The likelihood that police will solve homicides and assaults has plummeted — particularly when the culprit uses a gun, and particularly when the victims are black or Hispanic.
The first smart guns were unreliable, hackable, and a bad fit for their intended customers. Now several upstart companies think they can learn from the mistakes of the past.