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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

August 5, 2008


Contact: Robert Browning / Tom Hill

(202) 648-8500

ATF Announces Enhancement to Web Site

WASHINGTON — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announces an e-mail update feature as an enhancement to the ATF Web Site:

Subscribers will now receive automatic updates and will not have to continuously check the ATF web site for updates, said Larry Ford, Assistant Director for Public and Governmental Affairs.

Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs), Federal Explosives Permittees, the public and the news media can subscribe to this service by clicking on the e-mail icon on various web pages such as most wanted persons, breaking news, press releases from Headquarters and our 25 field divisions, feature stories and job opportunities.

The Firearms and Explosives Industry categories allow subscribers to receive updates such as the FFL Newsletter, Federal Explosives Newsletter, Federal Register notices, Final Rules, open letters and new publications.

The subscription service sends out e-mail alerts when new information is posted on one of the 46 e-mail subscription sites. Signing up is easy. You just click on the red envelope icons found on the sites. Subscribers select the categories that they want to receive updates for. Alerts are sent out as soon as updates are posted to the sites. No personal information is required or collected. Subscription to the service is free and may be changed or canceled at any time.

ATF also will be launching another enhancement shortly to increase the number of options for receiving updates: RSS (Really Simple Syndication) news feeds for press releases and most wanted persons.

More information on ATF and its programs can be found at