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About 80 percent of the cost of treating victims of gun violence in 2010 was borne in part by taxpayers, according to an analysis of hospital and insurance data by researchers at the nonpartisan think tank. That means taxpayers paid for victims’ care either through government programs like Medicaid or through publicly-funded programs that subsidize hospital care for those who don’t have insurance and can’t afford to pay.
Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) blamed Roe v. Wade for tragedies like the Sandy Hook and Aurora theater shootings. Because Cramer, who has a perfect AQ rating from the National Rifle Association, certainly wouldn’t think gun violence has anything to do with, you know, guns.