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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

For Immediate Release

Dec. 16, 2011


Contact: ATF Public Affairs Division

(202) 648-8500

ATF Publishes New Firearms and Commerce Report

WASHINGTON – The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) today released its updated report, Firearms Commerce in the United States 2011, which contains information about domestic firearms manufacturing, as well as the importation and exportation of firearms. The report contains the most up-to-date information available about the firearms industry and ATF’s regulatory activities. The four-part report includes information on firearms entering commerce; ATF regulatory initiatives and programs; law enforcement and regulatory missions; and statistical data. More than eight years has elapsed since the report was last published.

The information in this report will educate the public about the trade, regulatory and enforcement initiatives pertaining to the firearms industry, said Arthur Herbert, assistant director, Office of Enforcement Programs and Services.

ATF continuously develops and strengthens its collaborative efforts with members of the firearms industry and consumers through education and outreach to prevent the diversion of firearms through illegal markets. This report provides one-stop shopping for those having an interest in the data.

To view the Firearms Commerce in the United States 2011 guide, and for more information on ATF and its programs, visit