America is living under the gun. America has lost its mind.
- High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds
- What Does Gun Violence Really Cost?
- How Much Money Does Gun Violence Cost in Your State?
Authors: Sarah Bosely; Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, James West, and Ted Miller
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High gun ownership makes countries less safe, US study finds, Sarah Bosely, Guardian
Wednesday, 18 September, 2013 | "Regardless of exact cause and effect, the current study debunks the widely quoted hypothesis that countries with higher gun ownership are safer than those with low gun ownership."
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What Does Gun Violence Really Cost?, Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, James West, and Ted Miller, Mother Jones
Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor Betty Culver
April, 2015 | At $229 billion, the toll from gun violence would have been $47 billion more than Apple's 2014 worldwide revenue and $88 billion more than what the US government budgeted for education that year. Divvied up among every man, woman, and child in the United States, it would work out to more than $700 per person.
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How Much Money Does Gun Violence Cost in Your State?, Mark Follman, Julia Lurie, and Jaeah Lee, Mother Jones
Wed. April 22, 2015 | Here's who pays the most for America's $229 billion a year in gun carnage.
Our ongoing investigation of gun violence, which costs the United States at least $229 billion a year, includes data on the the economic toll for individual states. Wyoming has a small population but the highest overall rate of gun deaths—including the nation's highest suicide rate—with costs working out to about $1,400 per resident. Louisiana has the highest gun homicide rate in the nation, with costs per capita of more than $1,300. Among the four most populous states, the costs per capita in the gun rights strongholds of Florida and Texas outpace those in more strictly regulated California and New York. Hawaii and Massachusetts, with their relatively low gun ownership rates and tight gun laws, have the lowest gun death rates, and costs per capita roughly a fifth as much as those of the states that pay the most.
Learn more about what's behind these costs—explained here in 90 seconds—and see our data on all 50 states below the map.
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