Special Report

The 28 Guns Used the Most to Commit Crimes in the US

23. .300 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,016
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, law enforcement, big game hunting

22. .45 caliber/.410 Bore
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,278
> Most common gun type: Handgun/shotgun
> Common legal usages: Self defense

21. .30-30 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,300
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Hunting

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20. .308 caliber
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,545
> Most common gun type: Rifle
> Common legal usages: Military, law enforcement, big game hunting

19. .410 bore
> Total guns traced by the ATF in 2020: 1,549
> Most common gun type: Shotgun
> Common legal usages: Hunting, target shooting, home defense

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