National Building Museum

Photograph courtesy of the National Building Museum

Gun violence killed nearly 20,000 people in the United States in 2020, which is more than any other year in at least two decades, according to the Gun Violence Archive.

D.C. is already seeing a 30% spike in homicides in 2021 when compared to the same time last year.

The National Building Museum put the impact of the crimes center stage as it reopened in April.

“We look at these horrifying numbers and we forget the faces and we forget that there are families and that was a life that was cut short,” Cathy Frankel, with the National Building Museum said.

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