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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.

Children have the right to grow up free from gun violence.

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  • The Trace Honored With General Excellence at Online Journalism Awards September 30, 2022
    The Online News Association has named The Trace the winner of two awards in the 2022 Online Journalism Awards, which celebrate ambitious and high-impact digital reporting, audience engagement, and storytelling.  At the awards ceremony in Los Angeles on September 24, The Trace joined LAist, Mission Local, and The Boston Globe as winners of the General […]
  • Young People Fear Gun Violence, But Also Think Guns May Keep Them Safe September 28, 2022
    Nearly a third of young people say they have experienced gun violence personally, and more than half say they think about mass shootings at least once a week, according to a new survey published on September 28. The survey, published by Project Unloaded, a nonprofit organization that seeks to approach gun violence prevention through narrative […]
  • 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, […]