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Old October 28, 2012, 02:29 PM   #39
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They seem to have stopped publishing the data awhile back, but here's a general idea:


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10 most frequently traced guns in 1994

1 Lorcin P25 (3,223)
2 Davis Industries P380 (2,454)
3 Raven Arms MP25 (2,107)
4 Lorcin L25 (1,258)
5 Mossburg 500 (1,015)
6 Phoenix Arms Raven (959)
7 Jennings J22 (929)
8 Ruger P89 (895)
9 Glock 17 (843)
10 Bryco 38 (820)

Source: ATF, May 1995. [pdf file]

The industry has changed in some respects. Lorcin, Davis, Raven, Jennings, and Bryco are no longer around, and Hi-Point is a relative newcomer. However, the criminal MO hasn't changed much. If there's one common factor, it's price.
In 2000,
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1. Smith and Wesson .38 revolver
2. Ruger 9 mm semiautomatic
3. Lorcin Engineering .380 semiautomatic
4. Raven Arms .25 semiautomatic
5. Mossberg 12 gauge shotgun
6. Smith and Wesson 9mm semiautomatic
7. Smith and Wesson .357 revolver
8. Bryco Arms 9mm semiautomatic
9. Bryco Arms .380 semiautomatic
10. Davis Industries .380 semiautomatic

The list is derived from the center's investigations of 88,570 guns recovered from crime scenes in 46 cities in 2000, is being analyzed for ATF's youth gun crime interdiction initiative, which helps local police forces understand and counter gun trafficking to youth in their jurisdictions.
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/nation/arti...#ixzz2AcikuNQh
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