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. ATF publications do not have the force and effect of federal statutes or Department of Justice regulations, and are not final agency actions. They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.

For more information, see “Memorandum for All Components: Prohibition of Improper Guidance Documents,” from Attorney General Jefferson B. Sessions III, November 16, 2017.

Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
Texas Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1569 KB)

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

About ATF Report
texas051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
theftdata_usa_2017.pdf (284 KB) Resource Center Report
Time to Crime - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 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, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

About ATF Report
Top Calibers Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (26 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a numerical list of how many specific calibers have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

About ATF Report
Type 3 Magazines (Presentation - Sept. 10, 2020) (262 KB)

This presentation provides an overview of Type 3 magazine construction, reporting requirements and use intended for temporary attended storage on a worksite. 

Explosives Guide
Underground Storage (Presentation - Sept. 18, 2020) (2238 KB)

This presentation provides a history of the implementation of the Safe Explosives Act, the intention of the legislation and the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to regulate the storage of explosives, above ground or underground. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with ATF, the Mine Safety and Health Administration will inspect underground explosives storage sites for compliance with 27 CFR part 555, subpart K, Storage and will cite for any violations.

Explosives Guide
US Virgin Islands Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1842 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Utah Firearms Statutes and Codes (292 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Utah Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1703 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Vermont Firearms Statutes and Codes (184 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Vermont Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1411 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Virgin Islands Firearms Statutes and Codes (264 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (406 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (7143 KB)

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

About ATF Report
virginia051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Visual Characteristics of Fire Melting on Copper Conductors (Technical Bulletin 001). (262 KB)

Forensic Investigation Techniques for Inspecting Electrical Conductors Involved in Fire (Document No: 239052, Award Number: 2010-DN-BX-K246), posted on 11/14/12

Arson Report
Washington Firearms Statutes and Codes (630 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Washington Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1897 KB)

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

About ATF Report
West Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (662 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
West Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1764 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Wisconsin Firearms Statutes and Codes (603 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Wisconsin Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1611 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Wyoming Firearms Statutes and Codes (170 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Wyoming Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1717 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
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