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    FIREARMS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CHILDREN IN ILLINOIS

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    • What Will the First Federal Gun Reform Law in Three Decades Actually Do? July 1, 2022
      For the first time in nearly three decades, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives passed gun reform legislation. President Joe Biden signed it into law on June 25. The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act includes billions in funding for mental health services, state red flag laws and crisis intervention programs, community violence prevention, and school […]
    • The Trace Is Hiring a Community Engagement Reporter in Philadelphia June 30, 2022
      The Trace is hiring a community engagement reporter to work full time in Philadelphia starting in the summer or fall of 2022. Please note that this role is focused on community engagement reporting and is distinct from the local beat reporter we are also hiring in Philadelphia. The two roles will work in tandem. For […]
    • Do Not Scapegoat Young People for the Increase in Gun Violence June 29, 2022
      Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, gun violence has spiked significantly and cities across the nation are facing a perfect storm of challenges that are contributing to the crisis. Americans are understandably scared, and leaders are under pressure to act quickly to reverse the trend. Worsened by the public health and economic impacts of […]