Special Report

28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in America

3. .22 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 35,026
> Most common gun type: Rifle, handgun
> Common legal usages: Target shooting, small game hunting

2. .40 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 45,814
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Law enforcement, self defense

1. 9mm
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 145,815
> Most common gun type: Handgun
> Common legal usages: Military, law enforcement, self defense, target shooting

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