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Year in Review
Fear is a killer salesman.
The Trace was founded a year and a half ago with the mission of telling the story of gun violence in the United States. We are devoted to shining light on the massive human cost of an epidemic that leaves…
Mass shootings pushed the issue to the fore, but these excerpts from our City Limits series tell the stories of the everyday gunfire victims who still go ignored.
From an NRA-hating hunter, to an angry mother, to a group of Redditors, these people had a dramatic impact on how we viewed gun reform in 2015.
Highlighting the trends and data that defined another bloody 12 months in America.
Selections from exceptional journalism we read this year.