Special Report

This Is the Year Americans Bought the Most Guns

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2003
> Total FBI firearm checks: 8,481,588 — 3rd lowest

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2004
> Total FBI firearm checks: 8,687,671 — 5th lowest

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2005
> Total FBI firearm checks: 8,952,945 — 7th lowest

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2006
> Total FBI firearm checks: 10,036,933 — 9th lowest

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2007
> Total FBI firearm checks: 11,177,335 — 10th lowest