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Interesting ATF Firearms Trace data for 2012

Firearms Trace Data 2012

All reports are in pdf format. I took a couple screenshots from the MA report.

Interesting that more traces were done because of possession charges than all other causes combined.
Most weapons that were traced were originally sold over three years before being used in a crime.
As I would expect, a lot firearms that were initially sold in NH and Maine. People move here or sell firearms to people who live here (in MA). What I wouldn't expect is the high rate of recovery of firearms initially sold in Florida and ermmm Georgia. And Vermont, with arguably the laxest firearms laws in the nation has a relatively low recovery rate - but they do make the top 15.

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