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As city leaders double down on policing amid a spike in shootings, a new idea is gaining hold among experts: could less policing actually reduce gun violence?
Following a troubling surge in shootings, advocates worry the city's new administration is falling back on a "tough-on-crime" approach to reducing violence.
As Congress works out a potential package of gun reforms, we separate rhetoric from reality.
How We Fix This
After a two-decade freeze on federal funding, the CDC and NIH are backing dozens of studies examining gun use and access. But researchers say that the field has a lot of catching up to do.
Carolyn Jones was shot leaving church in 1996. In BRIC TV’s latest documentary, she reflects on her decades-long recovery.
BRIC TV profiles several Black firearms clubs and gun owners in New York, in the third installment of a series with The Trace.
BRIC TV embeds with a group of mothers who lost their children to gun violence, the second installment in a series with The Trace.
The first installment of a documentary series by BRIC TV, developed with The Trace, follows members of the Kings Against Violence Initiative as they work with shooting survivors.
Civil liberties advocates worry the NYPD is repeating the mistakes it made with its gangs list — and that innocent people are being tracked without even knowing it.
The Biden administration is expected to detail its gun violence policy team for the first time. The move comes after reform groups questioned whether the staffing plan is sufficient to drive change.
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A reader asks about a provision in the new Violence Against Women Act that requires the federal government to notify local officials when someone fails a background check.
Biden slams the firearms industry's liability shield at every turn. So why is the DOJ still defending it in court?
A provision to notify local officials when someone fails a federal background check could be the only gun reform measure to hit President Joe Biden’s desk before the midterms.
Reform groups are urging the president to create a federal office to coordinate efforts to address shootings. But he continues to avoid the subject.
An increase in gun violence poses a political challenge for new Mayor Eric Adams.