The availability of such high-quality firearms indicates the presence of a robust gun trade in a city with some of the strictest gun-control laws in the country.
And the market shows no sign of disappearing, even though the District has been confiscating guns by the thousands for decades. Whether gun violence goes up or down has little to do with how many they seize. It has to do with how hopeful people are, how much opportunity they have, and how much help they receive managing pain, anger and rage.
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