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How can the constant hammering of violence in Washington, D.C. be slowed down?

Tuesday’s shooting on Georgia Avenue in D.C.’s Fourth District left one person dead and three others wounded, including an 8-year-old. This tragedy has far too much in common with the rest of the city’s gun violence. The last time we had fewer than 200 murders in one year was 2020. In Baltimore, 18 youths were killed, 16 by gunfire last year; that’s twice as many as in the previous year. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) announced this week she is vetoing the Revised Criminal Code Act of 2022. “This bill does not make us safer,” she said.