Everyone always says you can’t put a monetary value on life, and
that’s true – but you can put one on the costs involved in taking one,
and they’re staggering.
According to a video Mother Jones put out April 15 titled, “What Does Gun Violence In America Really Cost?”
that figure reaches approximately as high as $229 BILLION a year. To
put that into perspective for you, that’s $55 billion more than the
worldwide revenue collected by Apple in 2012, which totaled $174
billion. It’s $5 billion more than the $224 billion the United States
spends on obesity annually, as well.
Think for a moment about how big the dieting market is to understand
just how much we spend on gun violence every year. It approaches the
$251 billion we spend on Medicaid and the $289 billion we spend annually