Special Report

28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in America

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28. .30 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 483
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Target shooting, small and medium game hunting

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27. 16 gauge
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 516
> Most common gun type: Shotgun
> Common legal usages: Home defense, hunting, target shooting

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26. .50 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 575
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Hunting, target shooting

25. .243 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 617
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Varmint hunting, deer hunting

24. .270 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 780
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Hunting, target shooting

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