It’s Tax Day, Loveland

David Miller is the Managing Editor of Loveland Magazine

by David Miller

Loveland, Ohio – Without a doubt, the human cost of gun violence—the people who are taken from us and the survivors whose lives are forever altered—is the most devastating.

And in addition to the overwhelming human impact of this crisis, we all pay for the enormous economic costs associated with gun violence.

See how much gun violence costs Ohio each year.

Instead of using taxpayer dollars to clean up after the gun industry’s #KillerBusiness, our government should be investing in education and social services to build healthier, safer, more sustainable communities.

Our federal, state, and local governments spend a combined average of nearly $35 million each day to deal with the aftermath of gun violence across the country—all while gun manufacturers rake in billions in profits and shirk responsibility for their role in this crisis.

Everytown for Gun Safety has done the math on the gun violence crisis—and we’re paying for it with our lives and our wallets.

The cost of gun violence in the United States each year is five times the nation’s budget for the Department of Education.

That’s why we’re calling on gun manufacturers—including Smith & Wesson, Glock, Daniel Defense, and Sturm, Ruger & Co.—to reform their marketing practices, innovate towards safer products, and regulate their supply chain to reduce the flow of illegal guns.

We’re dedicated to holding them accountable for their deadly business practices.

Because the gun industry has spent decades acting as if it were above the law. Gun companies have innovated their products to become even deadlier, marketed their weapons irresponsibly, and supplied gun dealers with heaps of dangerous weapons.

This Tax Day, we’re focused on holding the gun industry accountable for the damage they’ve caused in communities across the country. We won’t let them get away with it any longer.

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