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The cost of firearm deaths in the United States: Reduced life expectancies and increased insurance costs


Data from the National Center for Health Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control and prevention, and the U.S. Census Bureau were used to calculate the “cost” of firearms deaths in the U.S. in terms of reduced life expectancy and increased life insurance premiums. On average, Americans lose 104 days of life due to firearms deaths—46 days to homicide, 52 days to suicide, and the remainder to unintentional... read more >