Counting Mass Shootings Is a Bad Way to Understand Gun Violence in America
It glosses over the broader reality of who is most at risk of being murdered with guns.
How Much of Your Data Would You Trade for a Free Cookie?
An artist tests whether New Yorkers will give away their mother’s maiden name or part of their Social Security number for a homemade cookie.
Did the Assault Weapons Ban Really Work?
California Senator Dianne Feinstein says “the evidence is clear: the ban worked.” Except there’s no evidence it saved lives—and the researcher behind the key statistic Feinstein cites says it’s an outdated figure that was based on a false assumption.
Gun Control Groups Have Moved Away From an Assault Ban
A decade after the ban expired, gun control groups say that focusing on other policies will save more American lives.
The Best Reporting on Children With Post-Traumatic Stress
What happens to children and teenagers exposed to violence in their own neighborhoods.
The Connection Between Mental Illness and Gun Violence
A conversation with Dr. Jeffrey Swanson.
Democrats Push to Restart Funding for Gun Violence Research
New legislation would increase CDC funding for gun violence research from zero dollars to $10 million. The NRA calls the push “unethical” and an “abuse of taxpayer funds.”
Why Don't We Know How Many People Are Shot Each Year?
Has non-fatal gun violence increased or decreased over the past 10 years? No one really knows.
Meet the Doctor Who Gave $1 Million of His Own Money
Since Congress pressured the CDC to stop funding research on gun violence, Dr. Garen Wintemute has donated more than $1.1 million of his own money to keep his research going.
Everything We Know About What Data Brokers Know About You
The companies that sell information about how much money you make—and whether you’re pregnant, divorced, or trying to lose weight—are facing new scrutiny.