Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Public Affairs Division – Washington, DC
At The Frontline Against Violent Crime
For Immediate Release
June 3, 2010
Contact: Public Affairs Division
ATF Decision-Making Authority Regarding Denial, Suspension, Revocation, or Civil Fine of Federal Firearms Licensees
The following statement is from Kenneth E. Melson, Deputy Director, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives:
ATF, in an effort to ensure consistency within the Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) community, initiated the ruling released today which provides ATF headquarters oversight of all administrative actions prior to notices being sent to the licensee.
This ruling establishes the final approval authority for denial of applications for licenses, suspension or revocation of licenses, or imposition of civil fines.