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A new survey explores Gen Z's perception of gun violence and its effect on their daily lives.
Provisional CDC data shows the pandemic surge in firearms deaths isn't dropping.
Decades of data on statewide gun ownership and violence show sales spiked during the pandemic, and again after the mass shooting in Uvalde.
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Incidents involving armed motorists are far deadlier than they were five years ago, our analysis reveals.
CDC data shows that more than 45,000 Americans died by gunfire for the first time, driven by a spike in homicides.
"Time-to-crime" figures published by the ATF show that guns sold in 2020 were more likely to wind up at crime scenes within a year than in any previous period.
The development comes after an investigation by The Trace and NBC Bay Area found police are violating state law by not logging guns into the database so they can be traced.
For more than a decade, agencies have flouted a state law requiring them to use a tool that policing experts say can help reduce gun violence.
A reader asks about the differences between firearm homicide and suicide rates in the United States and the rest of the world.
Se aprueban menos de cuatro de cada 10 solicitudes del programa de compensación a víctimas del Illinois, según el análisis.
We investigated long-term, systemic shortcomings in the Illinois program. Here are some tips to help you do similar reporting in other parts of the country.
A review of thousands of records showed the state program struggles to reach survivors in need, and paid out claims in less than half of all cases.
Less than 40 percent of applicants are compensated, but many more never apply in the first place.