Coronavirus & Guns
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.
A Historic Surge in Gun Violence Compounds the Traumas of 2020
In over a dozen cities, homicides rose by 50 percent or more this year. “It’s very likely that these increases are larger than any on record,” said one criminologist.