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FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS
Assault weapons and large capacity magazines make shootings more deadly. These lethal weapons are designed to enact maximum destruction, making it easier for shooters to kill more people, more quickly. The availability of these military-style weapons turns all of our communities into potential war zones, and we must demand action to keep all of our neighborhoods safe. This crisis is preventable.

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

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  • I’ve Covered Gun Violence for 10 Years. Here’s What’s Changed — And What Hasn’t. February 3, 2023
    Ten years ago, Joe Nocera, an Opinion columnist I worked for at The New York Times, published a column where he laid out the circumstances of shootings that had occurred during the previous seven days in America. The nation was still reeling from the Sandy Hook massacre, and he wanted to capture the shootings between […]
  • An Atlas of American Gun Violence February 1, 2023
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  • Agya K. Aning Is The Trace’s Inaugural Editing Fellow January 30, 2023
    Agya K. Aning has joined The Trace as the first participant in the nonprofit news organization’s two-year fellowship program for early- to mid-career journalists looking to establish themselves as editors. During his fellowship, Aning will work alongside The Trace’s editors to train and develop his skills, guiding and editing investigations, features, enterprise reporting, local coverage, […]