Special Report

28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in America

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13. .32 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 4,524
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Self defense, target shooting

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12. .223 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 4,792
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, hunting

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11. .25 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 5,421
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Self defense, target shooting

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10. 7.62mm
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 8,026
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, law enforcement, big game hunting

9. .357 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 8,425
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Hunting, self defense, target shooting

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