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Here's how much the US is spending on gunshot wounds every year

View of John Jovino firearms and police equipment shop in Manhattan, New York , August 5, 2012. Located in Little Italy, this store is the oldest gun retailer in New York City and claims to be the oldest gun shop in the U.S.      REUTERS/Charles Platiau (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL) - PM1E8CK1GYI01

A recent study has found that a gunshot victim can rack up over $5,000 in emergency room costs. Image: REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Christopher Ingraham
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