Biden says gun violence costs the country ‘$280B’ per year

President Joe Biden claimed gun violence costs the country $280 billion per year as he rolled out a slew of executive actions pertaining to firearms.

“Gun violence in America … [is] estimated to cost the nation $280 billion a year,” Biden said during a Thursday White House Rose Garden address.

Moms Demand Action, a gun-control group, said on Twitter that the president was referencing one of its reports in which the group generated the massive figure from “immediate costs starting at the time of an incident; subsequent costs such as treatment, long-term physical and mental health care, forgone earnings, criminal justice costs;
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