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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

October 9, 2009


Contact: Office of Public Affairs

Office: (202) 648-8500

ATF Response To The City Of New York’s Report “Gun Show Undercover: Report On Illegal Sales At Gun Shows”

The following statement is from W. Larry Ford, ATF Assistant Director, Office of Public and Government Affairs:

ATF has received the “Report on Illegal Sales at Gun Shows” by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, and is reviewing it along with the Department of Justice. ATF did not participate in the operations conducted at the gun shows highlighted in the report, but will assess the need to initiate any criminal investigations.”

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