The Cost of Gun Control series has the draft of 51 of 52 chapters on the horrendous financial cost of restrictive gun laws.
Since 1963, our Federal government and the 50 States plus literally thousands of municipalities have enacted more than 3,600 restrictive gun laws.
Of those, not even 1 has reduced crime, made anyone safer, or even kept our Congressmen from being shot. Instead of reduce violence, we have, on a per capita basis, om 1063 we had 168.2 violent crimes per 100,000 Americans and a cost of gun control of $55,000,000 a year, Principally in New York, amounting to slightly less than 25 cents per person per year.
Today, with all those added restrictions, we have expeneded more than $4,400,000,000,000; four point four Trillion dollars, on gun control. And that expense rises by the second. For 2015 and 2014, the last years we have data for, the total cost of gun control was $380,000,000,000; Three hundred eighty billion, dollars. While that may seem small in a nation whose annual budget has reached more than for trillion ddollars, it is a major and unrecognized part of our living expenses.
On a per capita basis, that amounts to $1,800 a year for every adult, $4,000 a year for that mythical “average American family.
$5,000 per faamily, for no discernible benefit at all. Unless you call the wasted years behind bars that result from the soaring crime rates gun control engenders a benefit.