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Coronavirus & Guns

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Coronavirus fears prompted Americans to buy firearms in unprecedented quantities. And shootings are up in many cities. At The Trace, we’re reporting on the challenges the pandemic poses for preventing gun violence.

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Will a Gun Keep Your Family Safe? Here’s What the Evidence Says

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.

By Melinda Wenner Moyer

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