For the past two years, the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism has partnered with other media organizations on Precious Lives, a wide-ranging effort that examined the causes and consequences of gun violence on Milwaukee youth.
Federal law requires licensed dealers to subject buyers of handguns, shotguns and rifles to a background check before a sale is made.
Instructor: ‘Laws are for people that follow laws. Why should we make people who already follow laws follow more laws?’
18 states require checks in private sales; the NRA counters that such measures ‘cost law-abiding gun owners time, money, and freedom’
Studies show that adults with high ACE (adverse childhood experience) scores are more likely to suffer from poor mental and physical health, unemployment and substance abuse problems. Find out your ACE score with this questionnaire.