2Gun control laws would reduce the costs associated with gun crimes
If we were to look at the financial angle to the gun crimes, it does not paint a rosy picture at all. Each gun crime results in a heavier burden on the taxpayer’s money. Along with the gun crime, comes a whole gamut of costs starting from Medicare and Medicaid costs to court costs to law enforcement and medic response costs.
In 2010, gun crimes added the US $564 to each of the United States of America citizen. In comparison, it set the US government back by the staggering US $5.5 billion in lost tax revenues. US exchequers lost the US $4.7 billion in court costs, US $1.4 billion in Medicare and Medicaid costs, US $180 million in mental health care for victims, US $224 million in insurance claims processing and the US $133 million for law enforcement and medic response to shooting injuries.