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The U.S. endured a spike in gun violence during the pandemic, but it’s subsiding in many places. A researcher puts the latest homicide statistics into context — and warns lawmakers not to become complacent.
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Gun rights advocates often point to low rates of shootings in Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont to argue that you don’t need strong gun laws to keep violence in check. Here’s what the data actually reveals.
Gun deaths are down this year — but not yet to levels seen before the start of the pandemic.
To mark the anniversary of the 1993 Brady Bill, The Trace charted the evolving landscape of gun purchasing and gun violence.
As the United States faces a record number of mass shootings, data from the Gun Violence Archive suggests that multiple-casualty incidents are accelerating.
Supporters of AR-15s, often used in mass shootings and racist attacks, say they're important for self-defense. Our analysis of Gun Violence Archive data suggests otherwise.
Concealable handguns have been involved in a majority of mass attacks for decades. But the use of rifles is becoming more common.
More than 48,000 people died of gunshot wounds last year, with suicides up and homicides down, provisional CDC data shows.
The U.S. has 78 million people with criminal records who face more than 40,000 legal restrictions and barriers to finding jobs and housing, according to a new survey.
Research shows that drinking is a driver — and predictor — of gun violence. But state laws regulating if chronic abusers may own or carry guns are wildly inconsistent.
Over the past year, 162 children under 13 shot themselves or another child with an unsecured gun.
In the past decade, nearly two dozen states have repealed laws requiring a permit to carry concealed handguns.
Between 2011 and 2021, the overall firearm death rate in rural counties was nearly 40 percent higher than in urban counterparts.
A 2019 Trace partnership with THE CITY and Measure of America found that shooting victims in the borough were more likely to die than anywhere else in the city.
A new CDC report adds detail to the well-documented increase in gun violence since early 2020.