The Trace, in partnership with more than a dozen local NBC TV stations, spent over a year reporting on the relationship between stolen guns and violent crime. Reporters obtained records from in excess of 1,000 police departments and law enforcement agencies across the U.S. and connected thousands of weapons to crime scenes.

Lead reporting by Brian Freskos

Brian is the senior investigations fellow at The Trace. PGP fingerprint: DB3D 9A79 3547 1977 5835 826C 9AE2 FBC9 6317 C595

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