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Coronavirus & Guns24 Stories
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.
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.
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.
Since 2017, Baltimore Ceasefire 365 has held the quarterly fixtures that have been linked to a 52 percent reduction in shootings.
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.
Gun-rights advocates are criticizing the Garden State for the unprecedented move.
Caroline Light, author of “Stand Your Ground: America’s Love Affair with Armed Self-Defense,” explains how the gun industry uses fear to drive business.
Our West Coast correspondent, a longtime gun owner, breaks down the dos and don'ts of keeping a firearm in the house.
The global pandemic has wiped away three years of Wall Street gains, but the three publicly traded gunmakers have been buoyed by a surge in demand for their products.
Street outreach workers are doubling as messengers on avoiding infection.
Outbreaks in Washington State and California have motivated first-time gun buyers — many of them Asian-Americans worried about racist attacks stemming from fears about the virus.