The ATF, charged with policing the gun industry, lets dealers get away with falsifying records and selling firearms without background checks.
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The National Rifle Association is one of the most powerful special interest groups in America. We’re investigating how it spends its money.
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Champe Barton started at The Trace as a fellow, and is now a reporter covering community violence and the gun industry.
Coronavirus & Guns
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, and Washington all closed dealers because of the coronavirus. Firearms were still flying off shelves.
We polled every campaign on an array of gun policies. Here’s what they said.