*Did you know that once direct and indirect medical, legal and societal costs are factored together, the annual cost of gun violence in American amount to $100 billion? (1)
...and get this:
Last year, 56% of teens nationwide reported that they believe the government wouldn't care if they were a victim of gun violence. (2)
Firearm injuries are the leading cause of injury-related deaths nationwide, surpassed only by motor vehicle injuries . (3)
Take a quick trip down "solution lane" with Ryan Mack, who offers 6 tangible ways of, not just slowing down, but STOPPING gun violence in your community. See his post HERE.
1. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
2. UCAN Teen gun Survey Results, 2005-2007 Comparison.
3. Philip J. Cook and Jens Ludwig, Gun Violence: The Real Costs, New York: Oxford University Press, 2000, 115.
Sources captioned from: Illinois Campaign to prevent GUN VIOLENCE www.icpgv.org
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