America has a gun violence crisis.
Knowing the facts can be part of the solution.

The Trace is an independent, nonprofit news organization that employs the only team of journalists dedicated to reporting on gun violence every day.

Every year in our country, a firearm is used in nearly 500,000 crimes, resulting in the deaths and injuries of more than 110,000 people. Shootings devastate families and communities and drain billions of dollars from local, state, and federal governments.

Meanwhile, the problem of gun violence has been compounded by another: the shortage of knowledge about the issue.

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