Special Report

This Is the Year Americans Bought the Most Guns

> Total FBI firearm checks: 26,181,936 — 5th highest

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> Total FBI firearm checks: 28,369,750 — 3rd highest

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> Total FBI firearm checks: 39,695,315 — the highest

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> Total FBI firearm checks: 35,778,134 — 2nd highest

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