UPDATE [Thursday, January 19]: On Tuesday, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) reintroduced a bill that would make it possible for assault weapons and high-capacity magazines to be legally sold and carried on the streets of our nation’s capital. Yes, Rubio, who lives and works under the protective eye of the U.S. Capitol Police, wants to make it legal for people to walk District streets, away from Capitol Hill, with dangerous killing machines. Since the city doesn’t have gun stores on every corner — or anywhere for that matter — Rubio’s bill would also allow city residents to purchase guns in neighboring states, such as Virginia, where gun laws are less strict. You want an idea of what Rubio’s green light for guns would allow? Keep reading. With Rubio’s help, would be shooters won’t have any trouble at all legally getting their hands on killing machines.

After yesterday’s broad-daylight shooting death of Vivian Marrow, a beloved wheelchair-bound grandmother caught in the middle of reckless gunfire, Mayor Muriel E. Bowser (D) demanded: “This violence must stop,” and she called for the people responsible for Marrow’s killing to be brought to justice.

The mayor also deplored guns on our streets.

That part of the story — the presence of lethal weapons all over our city — never makes it into the press.

So here, straight from the D.C. police’s blotter, is a graphic description of the problem: a list of the weapons D.C. detectives and officers recovered in the District in just over a five-day period (Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, through this morning — Tuesday, Jan. 17). The linked document includes photographs of recovered guns.:

Thursday, January 12, 2017
A black and silver .40 caliber Smith and Wesson, containing hollow point bullets and a 13-round magazine, in the 3400 block of 22nd Street, Southeast.
A black High Point semi-automatic handgun in the 6500 block of Piney Branch Road, Northwest.
A black 9mm Ruger handgun in the 4300 block of Benning Road, Northeast.
A black and silver .25 caliber handgun with the serial number obliterated, in the 1100 block of North Capitol Street, Northwest.
A .40 caliber Glock in the 900 block of Varney Street, Southeast.
A Glock 17 in the 800 block of 9th Street, Northwest.
A black and brown Mossburg pump action 12 gauge shotgun (pictured below) in the 1200 block of 16th Street, Northeast.
A black .40 caliber Glock pistol (pictured below) in the 5300 block of Fitch Place, Southeast.

Friday, January 13, 2017
A black .45 caliber Taurus in the 1100 block of Eaton Road, Southeast.
A black 10 gauge Mossberg shotgun in the 1600 block of V Street, Southeast.

Saturday, January 14, 2017
A .22 caliber Mossberg handgun in the 1200 block of Sumner Road, Southeast.
A black 9mm Taurus (pictured below) in the 1600 block of 17th Street, Southeast.
A black 9mm Vis 35 Radom in the 4300 block of Brooks Street, Northeast.

Monday, January 16, 2017
A black 9mm H&E handgun in the 7000 block of Eastern Avenue, Northwest.
A black .38 caliber Taurus handgun in the 500 block of Indiana Avenue, Northwest.
A black .40 caliber Cougar semi-automatic handgun in the 400 block of 51st Street, Southeast.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017
A black Glock semi-automatic handgun in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road, Southeast.

Any citizen or visitor walking the streets of these Northwest, Northeast and Southeast neighborhoods could fall victim to one of these illegal firearms. All the weapons need is someone to pull the trigger — as was tragically the case with grandmother Marrow, who wasn’t bothering anybody. She was just minding her own business when gunfire took her life.

And it’s going to happen again and again. Until we get these agents of death, and those who would use them, off our streets. If we’ve got a mind to.