Special Report

28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in America

8. 5.56mm
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 9,032
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, hunting

7. .38 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 16,714
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Target shooting, self defense

6. 12 gauge
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 18,678
> Most common gun type: Shotgun
> Common legal usages: Law enforcement, home defense, hunting, target shooting

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5. .45 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 27,109
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Law enforcement

4. .380 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 29,903
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Self defense

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