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3-D Printing Technology of Firearms
What will ATF do if a prohibited person is manufacturing a firearm?
What say does ATF have in the technology used to produce firearms?
What is ATF doing to make sure this technology is monitored so it is not used illegally?
What is ATF doing in regards to people making their own firearms?
What does “any other weapon" mean?
Is ATF aware of the new 3-D printing technology producing firearms?
Is a firearm illegal if it is made of plastic?
If an individual makes an item that falls into the “any other weapon” category, is that individual required to register the item?
How does one apply for a license?
Can an individual now manufacture these firearms and sell them?
Why is it important to share information with other investigators?
Where can I find the Privacy Impact Assessment for BATS?
What types of incidents can BATS be used for?
What is the USBDC?
What is the policy regarding the disclosure/dissemination of BATS information?
What is the level of security for handling BATS information?
What is the level of federal participation in BATS?
What is BATS?
What happens after completing the online application request form?
What can fire investigators use the Activity section for?
What are the benefits of participating in BATS?
What about Render Safe Procedures (RSP) reporting?
My department has multiple units with bomb/arson responsibilities. Can an agency have multiple BATS accounts?
Isn’t BATS the same as the National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS)?
Can I report incidents to the USBDC without spending a lot of time in BATS?
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