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Image Caption: Tom Nguyen, founder of L.A. Progressive Shooters, at the Route 66 Shooting Park in San Bernardino, CA. March 27, 2021. Image Credit: Monica Lopez
2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for U.S. firearms sales. In California, however, gun sales last year decreased slightly.
For the past six months, reporter Monica Lopez has been digging into the data to understand more about gun buying and gun buyers in California. Below are charts highlighting some of her findings.
In this episode we hear what she learned from members of the gun and mental health communities. They discuss what they are doing to help prevent gun violence in the wake of surging national gun sales.
This program was produced as part of a project of the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism Data Fellowship.
Special Thanks to: Andrew Tran, Danielle Fox, Susan Racho, Hank Lopez and Dr. Marisela Marquez
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