Questions and Answers
ATF receives numerous telephone and electronic inquiries on a daily basis. In an effort to be consistent and to provide individuals with the most up-to-date information, ATF has compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and provided answers to those questions.
Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS)
Final Rule 2021R-08F Frequently Asked Questions and SBA Compliance Guide
The FTCA provides a legal means for compensating individuals who have suffered personal injury, death, or property loss or damage caused by the negligent or wrongful act or omission of an employee of the federal government. There are exceptions to what claims may be payable under the FTCA, but it generally allows individuals to recover monetary damages from the United States under circumstances where the United States, if a private person, would be liable in accordance with the law of the place where the negligent or wrongful act occurred. The following procedures apply only to claims filed with ATF. The information contained in this section is not meant to constitute legal advice and ATF counsel cannot provide legal advice to claimants.
Questions regarding the personal collections of firearms if you are a federal firearms licensee (FFL).
Answers to common questions about firearm records and bound book entries.
Answers to frequently asked questions regarding the theft or loss of firearms in transit.
The PACT Act law went into effect on June 29, 2010. The PACT Act features several major components; it regulates the mailing of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco products to consumers through the U.S. Postal Service; Registration, Reporting, Delivery requirements, recordkeeping, List of Unregistered or Non-Compliant Delivery Seller’s; increases penalties to a felony up to 3 years imprisonment and gives ATF inspection authority to examine any records required to be maintained and any cigarettes or smokeless kept on the premises.
Frequently asked questions about vapes, e-cigarettes and the 2021 amendment to the PACT Act.
Answers to common questions about alcohol and tobacco diversion, which is the trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products in avoidance of Federal, State or foreign taxes or in violation of Federal, State or foreign law.
These questions are intended to help you gain a better understanding of explosives-related issues. You can also find the latest federal explosives regulations in our Rules and Regulations section.
Answers to some common questions about importing or exporting firearms into/from the United States if you are not a federal firearms licensee.