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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #14)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:46 PM

47. Each person killed by a firearm, no matter how....

 

1) requires a funeral - not cheap and may bankrupt the family of the victim
2) may leave a family without a source of income
3) may result in a family losing their home
4) a family without income is lost as a tax payer and may have to turn to social assistance, definitely not contributing to the economy.
5) may require psychological therapy for those left behind
6) cost tax payers for the police investigation, even more if it is murder, and additional funds if there is a trial.

There are undoubtedly more losses that accrue, but I think the following are enough.

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