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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In the past decade, nearly two dozen states have repealed laws requiring a permit to carry concealed handguns.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.
We attempt to pin down a central — yet elusive — data point in the conversation around gun violence.
Nine years. 330,000 shootings. How has gun violence marked your corner of the country?
2022 in Review
This year showed that the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us.
New data suggests inspectors have cracked down after the Biden administration asked the agency to implement a “zero tolerance” policy on lawbreaking gun dealers last June.
A new survey explores Gen Z's perception of gun violence and its effect on their daily lives.