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ATF Releases International Firearms
Trace Data Report

The ATF released today several international firearms trace data reports for the top five reporting Caribbean nations, Canada, Mexico and several Central American countries. This trace data is gathered from ATF’s National Tracing Center (NTC) which is the nation’s only firearms tracing facility. Read the full press release. Read the full press release


Tom Threepersons
ATF's Legacy of Diversity
ATF has a long legacy as a Federal law enforcement agency. Our roots can be traced back to 1791 when the first tax on distilled spirits was implemented by the new Secretary to the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton.