“The point is to demonstrate that as local officials, we’re not helpless," a Piscataway, New Jersey, council member said. "We can use our authority."
News and notes on guns in America
After a group of men opened fire on her and her friends in Washington, D.C., Ra’Shauna Brown had nightmares about being shot. One of the ways she took back control was to buy and master guns of her own.
In a lawsuit, Slide Fire accuses Merrick Bank of holding its money "hostage." The financial institution says it had to hedge its risk.
from the Gun Violence Archive
Seven legislatures are considering bills that would enable law enforcement to remove guns from individuals deemed a risk to themselves or others.
At a recent performance in New York, gun violence survivors shared stories of loss and resilience.
States Set Aside Millions of Dollars for Crime Victims. But Some Gun Violence Survivors Don’t Get the Funds They Desperately Need.
“There is this money that’s just sitting there and underutilized because people don’t know about it or are unable to access it,” said one expert.
Nearly 50 times since 2015, American gun owners have fired at friends, family members, and emergency responders they mistook for intruders. This is the story of one self-defense shooting gone horribly wrong.
Prompted by a 2007 law, an administrator at the Iowa Department of Public Safety personally oversaw the review of 125,000 state mental health case files to figure out who should be prohibited from owning guns.
The vast majority of urban homicides are the product of gun violence. But the cities with the highest rates may surprise you. (Spoiler: Chicago falls in the middle of the list.)
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How Ohio is using an influx of federal assistance for crime victims to help gunshot patients avoid getting hurt again.
The Debate Over Crime Rates is Ignoring the Metric That Matters Most: ‘Murder Inequality’
Focusing on the neighborhood level is the best way to understand violence in America. Here are six charts that prove it.
How Handguns Became the Good Guy’s Gun of Choice
As violent crime rates drop, fear, savvy marketing, and NRA-backed laws have given pistols an extreme makeover.