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Up The Block
An initiative by The Trace wants to connect you with information on recovering from shootings, keeping young people safe, and holding local leaders accountable.
How We Fix This
Groups that mediate conflicts before they escalate say their outreach workers are barely getting by.
Brandon Scott believes that outreach workers and social services are as important as the police in reducing Baltimore's gun violence. But political obstacles loom.
Despite the historic increase, city and county leaders have failed to deliver their promised prevention plans.
Q & A
Rising homicides, the pandemic, and drug overdoses have created unprecedented loss in Cook County. Medical examiners see the devastation up close.
Bang for the Buck
So far, the federal government is the biggest creditor to emerge in the gun group’s bankruptcy case.
Their razor thin majority means passing new laws won’t be easy, but here’s what the caucus will be pushing.
Seeking to radicalize dispirited Trump supporters, far-right groups are invoking the 2nd Amendment and spreading conspiracies about gun confiscation.
The Business of Guns
Breaking down the technology, the legality, and the ideology of a growing movement.
After major social media platforms cracked down, makers of largely unregulated firearms flocked to Keybase. Now they must find a new home.