Study Says Gunfire Costs $12 Billion A Year

Gunshot wounds and deaths cost Americans at least $12 billion a year in court proceedings, insurance costs, and hospitalizations paid for by government health programs, according to new study. Author Ted Miller analyzed government statistics for the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluations and found that in 2010 $4.7 billion was spent in court costs with the rest going to medical costs, lost work and other expenses. Visit the Leaf Chronicle for the story.