Special Report

28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in America

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18. .30-06 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,587
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, big game hunting

17. 5.7mm
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,685
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Military, law enforcement, target shooting

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16. 10mm
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,749
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Hunting, self defense

15. .44 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,890
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Law enforcement, hunting

14. 20 gauge
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 3,347
> Most common gun type: Shotgun
> Common legal usages: Home defense, hunting, target shooting

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