On the frontlines of the coronavirus pandemic, outreach workers are going beyond their mission of preventing shootings by filling gaps in social services.
The surge in firearm sales has posed new challenges for Michael Cargill, a gun store owner and safety advocate who tries to screen each new buyer.
An email obtained by The Trace criticizes a lack of transparency around ongoing staff reductions, which have hit the group’s fundraising staff especially hard. “Why have we not been advised regarding termination of employees?” it reads.
The pandemic has inspired a surge in gun sales, but research shows that having a firearm in the house won’t necessarily help in a dangerous moment — and it will heighten other risks.
The city says crime is down in March. But experts warn it’s too early to draw conclusions as to why.
Debate is brewing about the constitutionality of limiting gun rights during the coronavirus pandemic.
The FBI processed 3.7 million screenings in March, topping the prior all-time high by 12 percent.
Widespread economic strain, a surge in firearm sales, and social distancing could have grave consequences for victims of intimate partner abuse, experts warn.
With coronavirus cases multiplying in his city, Dallas doctor Niladri Basu worries about how he and his colleagues will care for gunshot patients when ambulance wait times grow and medical supplies become scarce.
The pandemic has prompted the gun group to slash staff salaries and cancel its annual conference. Meanwhile, it’s inked a partnership with BlazeTV, which airs broadcasters who’ve claimed the virus posed little risk to Americans.
We’re tracking orders to shutter — or keep open — firearms retailers across the country.
The group has frequently used crises to push fears about social disorder and gun restrictions.