GENEVA (AP) - The United States leads the world in economic loss from deaths caused by armed crime, according to a global survey released Friday.
The U.S. registered an estimated loss of up to $45.1 billion in terms of economic productivity because of violent crimes, said the report by the U.N. Development Program and the Geneva-based Small Arms Survey.
Article here. Of course, the report doesn't mention the estimated savings to the United States realized by the over two million defensive gun uses that occur annually. That's two million rapes, robberies, and murders averted by armed citizens, the economic benefit of which no doubt dwarfs the U.N.'s cited economic cost number.