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FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS

Ghost guns are available to buy without a background check. Assembled in 15 minutes, they are designed to avoid all gun laws, are untraceable and unserialized.

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  • Apply to The Trace’s New Editing Fellowship September 22, 2022
    The Trace, America’s only nonprofit newsroom exclusively devoted to covering the gun violence epidemic, is launching a two-year fellowship for early- to mid-career journalists looking to establish themselves as editors.  The fellow will receive hands-on training from The Trace’s editors, whose specialties run the gamut from features and investigations, to local coverage, to data analysis, […]
  • The Rittenhouse Shootings Started a Debate in Kenosha That Hasn’t Ended September 21, 2022
    It’s been more than two years since a police officer fired seven shots into the back of 29-year-old Jacob Blake, Jr., setting off days of protest in the small Wisconsin city of Kenosha, and making it a lightning rod for nationwide tensions. Amid the unrest, a call to arms was made by Kevin Matthewson, a […]
  • The Trace Hires First Director of People, Adds Three Journalists to Its Newsroom September 20, 2022
    The Trace is excited to announce the arrival of four new members to the staff of the only nonprofit media organization dedicated to covering America’s gun violence crisis. Three newsroom hires will expand our reporting in Philadelphia and on public health and helm our newsletters. Our first director of people and operations will support our […]