ATF

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

Answered Item 10.a on the ATF Form 4473 . Do I have to answer 10.b. as well?

Yes. You must select at least one race in item 10.b. regardless of ethnicity designation selected in item 10.a. Both items must be answered. Ethnicity and race are further defined below:

  • Ethnicity–This refers to a person’s heritage. Persons of Cuban, Mexican, Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race, are considered Hispanic or Latino. Any other ethnicity that does not fall within those indicated, please select the closest representation.
  • Race–More than one response may be selected.
    • American Indian or Alaska Native- A person having origins in any of the originalpeoples of North and South America (including Central America), and who maintains a tribal affiliation or community attachment.
    • Asian- A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent including, for example, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam.
    • Black or African American- A person having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander-A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands.
    • White- A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa.