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Washington D.C.

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Washington D.C.

The District of Columbia has some of the strongest gun laws in the country and leads the nation with a strong background check law. The District has enacted new gun safety legislation like an Extreme Risk law and emergency ghost gun legislation.

108 In an average year, 108 people die by guns in the District of Columbia.
88% 88 percent of gun deaths in the District of Columbia are homicides.
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To become a safer place, the District of Columbia can create implementation plans for its gun safety laws and can strengthen its investment in evidence-based community violence intervention programs.

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