At a briefing this week, experts on gun policy and Latin America addressed the vicious cycle by which loose American gun laws fuel soaring crime south of the border and send refugees fleeing north.
News and notes on guns in America
Carmen Alegria and Angelica Soto traveled to Las Vegas to attend a country music festival. When the gunfire began, they relied on their bond to get out alive.
Survivors of the Florida massacre challenged the media to pay attention. Data shows how successful they were.
from the Gun Violence Archive
Our podcast on gun violence survivors begins with a visit with Clai Lasher-Sommers, who was shot in the back by her stepfather when she was 13 years old. Nearly 50 years later, she is still healing.
Ever imagine what it's like to be shot? Reporters Amber Hunt of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Elizabeth Van Brocklin of The Trace traveled the country talking to people who know too well.
The vast majority of urban homicides are the product of gun violence. But the cities with the highest rates may surprise you. (Spoiler: Chicago falls in the middle of the list.)
I’m an NRA Shooting Instructor, and Mom of Three. It’s Unfair When the Media Portrays Us as Uncaring.
"Every gun owner I know, we ache and mourn as a community if someone has perished or been injured by someone with a gun. It's a terrible thing."
Robert Spitzer, a professor at the State University of New York and an authority on the gun group, parses the signals with The Trace’s Mike Spies.
Florida Republicans have allowed the relentless pro-gun operator to become a de facto member of government.
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