the trace

10.8.19

How to Live After Being Shot

They had nothing going for them "beside go outside, smoke, and chill." Then they started making art together.

5.9.19

Gun Companies are Helping Toy Makers Design Replicas That Get Kids Killed

A look inside the secretive financial ties between gun manufacturers and the people behind airsoft guns that cops mistake for lethal threats.

3.5.19

Inside the Uniquely American Horror Story of Summer Gun Violence in Chicago

"The one thing that I get really agitated about is how little things have changed in many of these neighborhoods."

10.15.18

A Teen’s Murder Inspired a Bill to End Road-Rage Shootings in Pennsylvania

The proposed law comes after the tragic death of 18-year-old Bianca Roberson and conviction of David Desper.

9.21.18

NRA Membership Dues Tanked Last Year

The gun rights super-group took out a big loan from its own foundation in what experts said might be a sign of serious cashflow problems.

9.5.18

How to Keep Armed Militias Out of Your City

“The 'violent left' has never been anywhere near as well armed or trained as the 'violent right.'"

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8.8.18

Court Documents Show the NRA's Unhinged Rhetoric Being Used Against It

The gun-rights giant says it's bleeding money, and a legal battle with its old insurance broker suggests politics are a big part of the problem.

7.25.18

Decoding the NRA-Obsessed Blog of an Accused Russian Spy

We translated the LiveJournal of Maria Butina, the Russian accused of using sex to influence Republican politics for the Kremlin.

7.17.18

Photos Show Links Between NRA Leaders and Alleged Russian Spy Maria Butina

The arrest of Butina is the most dramatic development yet in the government’s investigation of the NRA's relationship with Russia.

6.25.18

Just How Many Guns Do Americans Actually Own?

Some fans say the number is as high as 600 million. Here's what the data really shows.

3.21.18

The ER Doctor Exposing the Insane Brutality of Gun Violence

Reading through the responses, she had to take breaks because of how viscerally upsetting many of the tweets were.

10.9.17

People Are Bidding Insane Amounts for 'Bump Stocks' After Vegas

The devices that speed up semi-automatic guns were all over Stephen Paddock's hotel room. With Congress considering a ban, they're a suddenly hot commodity.

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