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Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton

Joshua Eaton is a researcher for NBC News based in Washington, D.C.

Joshua Eaton is a researcher for NBC News based in Washington, D.C.

Latest from Joshua Eaton

The FBI didn’t finish over 1 million gun background checks in time to stop a sale in 2020 and 2021

There were over 1 million opportunities for someone to buy a gun from a licensed dealer without a completed background check in 2020 and 2021, according to an F
178d ago

The U.S. has wasted over 82 million Covid vaccine doses

Covid vaccine providers discarded 82.1 million doses in the U.S. from December 2020 through mid-May — just over 11 percent of all doses distributed.
195d ago

YouTube videos that taught Buffalo suspect to modify his gun are still online

YouTube videos about guns that were linked to in chats thought to be from the Buffalo shooting suspect are still up on the platform.
202d ago

Federal operation nabs nearly 43,000 illegal gun silencers shipped from China 

Operation Silent Night has led to the arrest of felons and domestic extremists who were found with illegal firearm silencers bought from China, officials say.

Trafficking ring moved nearly 300 guns from Georgia to Pennsylvania, prosecutors say 

Atlanta rapper Fredrick Norman, aka “Slowkey Fred," is one of 11 people facing federal charges in connection with an alleged straw-purchasing scheme, according to records and interviews.

Biden’s new steps on gun violence met with cautious applause, some criticism

President Joe Biden’s latest measures to curb shootings and combat homemade, untraceable firearms known as ghost guns were met Monday with cautious applause
249d ago

Polymer80’s name has become synonymous with ‘ghost guns.’ Now it’s in the crosshairs.

Polymer80, a Nevada-based "ghost gun" company, faces scrutiny over its untraceable gun kits, which are tied to a growing number of crimes.
260d ago

‘They don’t offer anything’: Disaster survivors left behind when FEMA, states don’t help

After natural disasters, FEMA's Individual Assistance Program often rejects aid for vulnerable communities where survivors have few other paths to recovery, an NBC News analysis found.
288d ago

Senators call on YouTube to crack down on ‘ghost gun’ videos 

Five Democratic senators are calling for YouTube to more strictly enforce its prohibition on videos showing how to make untraceable “ghost guns.”
294d ago

How ShotSpotter fights criticism and leverages federal cash to win police contracts

ShotSpotter, a gunshot detection technology company, is expanding by steering federal grants to police departments and firing back against criticism.
311d ago

YouTube banned 'ghost gun' videos. They're still up.

Three years after YouTube prohibited "ghost gun" assembly videos, the site still hosts dozens of the videos, totaling several million views.