Publications Library

ATF occasionally issues publications to inform the industries it regulates and the general public about the laws and regulations administered and enforced by ATF. These include guidebooks, newsletters, brochures, studies, and reports.

Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
2024.03.18_afmer_2022_final_web_report_508_2.pdf (3021 KB)

2022 AFMER Report

Firearms Report
2024.03.18_afmer_2022_final_web_report_508_2.xlsx (1724 KB)

2022 AFMERS List

Firearms Report
67-1_-_exhibit_1_texas_tro_order.pdf (289 KB)

Before the Court is Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (“Motion”) (ECF No. 16), filed on May 9, 2024. Defendants responded (ECF No. 22) on May 14, 2024. Having reviewed the materials, the Court GRANTS IN PART the Motion. Accordingly, Defendants are hereby TEMPORARILY RESTRAINED from enforcing the regulations — “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms” (hereinafter “Final Rule”) — published at 89 Fed. Reg. 28968 (April 19, 2024) (to be codified at 27 C.F.R. pt. 478) against Plaintiffs Texas, Jeffery Tormey (“Tormey”), the Gun Owners of America, Inc. (“GOA”), the Gun Owners Foundation (“GOF”), the Tennessee Firearms Association (“TFA”), and the Virginia Citizens Defense League (“VCDL”), through June 2, 2024.

Firearms Guide
70 - Order Granting Preliminary Injunction.pdf (276 KB)

Before the Court is Plaintiffs’ Motion for a Preliminary Injunction (“Motion”) (ECF No. 16), filed May 9, 2024. Defendants filed their response (“Response”) (ECF No. 31) on May 14, 2024. Having reviewed the briefing and relevant law, the Court GRANTS the Motion. Defendants are hereby ENJOINED from enforcing the regulations — “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms” (hereinafter “Final Rule”) — published at 89 Fed. Reg. 28968 (April 19, 2024) (to be codified at 27 C.F.R. pt. 478) against Plaintiffs Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Utah, Jeffrey Tormey (“Tormey”), the Gun Owners of America, Inc. (“GOA”), the Gun Owners Foundation (“GOF”), the Tennessee Firearms Association (“TFA”), and the Virginia Citizens Defense League (“VCDL”) pending the resolution of this lawsuit.

Firearms Report
AAG/A Order No. 012-2003 (37 KB)

The Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), is exempting five Privacy Act systems of records from the subsections of the Privacy Act listed below. The five systems of records were published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2003 (68 FR 3551). As described in this rule, the exemptions are necessary to protect law enforcement and investigatory information and functions of ATF.

Resource Center Report
AAG/A Order No. 012-2003 — Correction (19 KB)

In rule document 03–9324 beginning on page 19148 in the issue of April 18, 2003, make the following correction: On page 19149, in the second column, under List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 16, in the second paragraph, in the fourth line ‘‘3003’’ should read ‘‘2003’’.

Resource Center Report
Advisory Opinion on Licensing for Certain Gun Show Sellers (778 KB)
This letter provides additional guidance on licensing for persons engaged in selling firearms at in-state gun shows.
Firearms Guide
affirmative_action_plan_-_2021.pdf (77 KB)

FY2021 Affirmative Action Plan

General Report
AFMER 2020 Final Report Cover Sheet (195 KB) Firearms Report
AFMER 2020 Final Web Report (398 KB)

Excel spreadsheet with final 2020 AFMER report data.

Firearms Report
AFMER 2021 Final Web Report (441 KB)

Excel spreadsheet with final 2021 AFMER report data.

Firearms Report
afmer_2021_final_web_report.pdf (168 KB) Explosives Report
afmer_2021_interim_web_report.pdf (256 KB) Explosives Report
AG Order No. 3342-2012 (200 KB) Authorization to Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture - The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to allow the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to exercise, for a one-year period following the effective date of this rule, the authority to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses. Resource Center Report
AG Order No. 3421-2014 (223 KB) Authorization To Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture - The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to extend the trial period during which the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) may exercise, for an additional one-year period following the effective date of this rule, the authority under the United States Code to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses.
 
Resource Center Report
AG Strange Announces 30-Year Sentence for Attempted Murder of State Trooper (143 KB)

(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing of a woman in Perry County for attempted murder of a state trooper. Janice Green, also known as Janice Ford or Janice Billingsley, was found guilty by a jury in December of 2014. Today she was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Upon completion of this sentence, she is to serve 78 months for a related federal gun charge. She currently is incarcerated in the Bibb County Jail.

News Report
Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB) About ATF Report
Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories - CY 2022 (18 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a numerical list of how many firearms have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.

Resource Center Report
Akron, OH - State Report - Addendum City Report (4035 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
Alabama - State Report (2237 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (470 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Alabama Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1589 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

About ATF Report
alabama051017.pdf (60 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Alaska - State Report (2427 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Gun Intelligence and Analysis - Volume Two

Firearms Report
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (272 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
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