The ATF, charged with policing the gun industry, lets dealers get away with falsifying records and selling firearms without background checks.
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Up the Block
Dozens of organizations across Philadelphia are dedicated to helping those affected by gun violence. Find them here.
Una iniciativa de The Trace que le informa sobre cómo recuperarse de tiroteos, mantener seguros a los jóvenes y responsabilizar a los líderes locales.
Philadelphia’s progressive prosecutor is facing a climbing homicide rate, pushback from the police, and skepticism from the community. If he wins, can his platform survive?
An initiative by The Trace wants to connect you with information on recovering from shootings, keeping young people safe, and holding local leaders accountable.
The city's decision to enforce a requirement to report lost or stolen guns has opened another front in an intensifying battle against the state's restrictive pre-emption law.
Coronavirus & Guns
Teachers across the country are struggling to give students the support they need. In Philadelphia, that includes finding ways to protect them from shootings that are approaching record levels.
The progressive prosecutor wants to fight gun violence with a light touch. His critics say he’s crazy. His defenders say he’s onto something.
How We Fix This
Last year, a third of Philadelphia's shooting victims arrived at a trauma center in the back of a cop car. We asked other cities why they haven't embraced the practice.
In Philadelphia, police often race shooting victims to the hospital rather than wait for paramedics. Experts in trauma and policing say more cities should consider it.
We must recognize that abusers with guns can cause damage well before they fire.
Shot and Forgotten
A bullet severed Ty Shoemake's spine when he was a young drug dealer. Now he is finding fame as Upper Body Boy, a motivational guru who shatters perceptions one stunt at a time.