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About 1.7 million guns were sold in November, according to seasonally adjusted estimates.
Year in Review
In over a dozen cities, homicides rose by 50 percent or more this year. “It’s very likely that these increases are larger than any on record,” said one criminologist.
Spending by groups on either side of the gun issue is nearly even in federal races this year.
Bang for the Buck
Documents show that the NRA's new anti-Biden ad emerged from the same web of firms involved in potentially illegal coordination in 2016 races.
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At the same time, 94 percent of Republican candidates remain in the group's good graces.
We’re tracking the gun group’s 2020 election expenditures in real time.
Coronavirus & Guns
Firearm sales are soaring, but manufacturers like Henry and Century Arms received coronavirus relief funds from the federal government.
The FBI ran 3.9 million screenings last month, topping the previous record for the second time this year.
Massachusetts, Michigan, New Mexico, New York, and Washington all closed dealers because of the coronavirus. Firearms were still flying off shelves.
In many cities, gun violence is dealing a double blow to black communities already ravaged by the pandemic. Community outreach workers are struggling to keep up.
Data shows gun violence outpacing other types of crime in several major cities and running higher than 2019 levels nationally.
A new study from RAND offers several decades of household firearm ownership estimates.
The FBI processed 3.7 million screenings in March, topping the prior all-time high by 12 percent.
We’re tracking orders to shutter — or keep open — firearms retailers across the country.
Reporting by The Trace and FiveThirtyEight has spurred an independent review of a federal database used to track gun injuries.
A list of board members, executives, and other high-ranking staffers who have departed the gun group as Wayne LaPierre consolidated power.