Special Report

This Is the Year Americans Bought the Most Guns

2013
> Total FBI firearm checks: 21,093,273 — 8th highest

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2014
> Total FBI firearm checks: 20,968,547 — 9th highest

2015
> Total FBI firearm checks: 23,141,970 — 7th highest

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2016
> Total FBI firearm checks: 27,538,673 — 4th highest

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2017
> Total FBI firearm checks: 25,235,215 — 6th highest