Discussion in 'The Bar' started by Rubber Biscuit, Aug 26, 2015.
when will Barack address this?
the 2nd Amendment protects all of us. white/black/dumb/racist/crazy/compensating for low self esteem.
if you can't out think em, out shoot em.
@Jim J Jiblets
Maybe this will get people to compromise on gun reform?
Please cite a potential "common sense" gun law that would've prevented this.
stfu dumb lib broad
So you're saying a black guy voted for Obama?
You don't say!
Knives still outrank murders over guns in this country. Perhaps we should ban those first so guns become the number one problem.
Right, because we only have two choices, ban all guns or keep things as they are.
I'm for keeping things as they are.
Researchers conservatively estimate that gun violence costs the American economy at least $229 billion every year, including $8.6 billion in direct expenses such as for emergency and medical care.1 Gun violence costs more than $700 per American every year, more than the total economic cost of obesity and almost as much as the annual price tag for the entire Medicaid program.2
Half of these costs are borne by U.S. taxpayers.3 But these costs are not borne evenly; the data shows that states with smart gun laws save lives and funds. Wyoming, with the nation’s highest rate of gun deaths, also bears the highest gun violence costs per capita of any state: gun violence costs Wyoming around $1,400 per resident every year, twice the national average.4 By comparison, Hawaii, among the two states with the nation’s lowest rate of gun deaths, had costs associated with gun violence of $234 per resident per year, about 1/6th of Wyoming’s.5
In California, the direct costs of hospital use for firearm assault injuries alone was estimated at $87.4 million in 2010. 65% of these costs were borne by taxpayers.6