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 ascending Description Category Document Type
North Carolina Firearms Statutes and Codes (683 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
nics_act_list.7-7-21.pdf (154 KB)

The NICS Improvement Amendments Act of 2007 (NIAA) requires states, as a condition of grant eligibility, to establish procedures to allow persons with disabilities relating to mental health (i.e., prohibiting mental health adjudications or involuntary commitments to a mental institution) to obtain relief from such disabilities for purposes of firearms eligibility. The 33 states in this list have qualified relief of disability programs, under 18 U.S.C. §§ 922(d)(4), (g)(4), that ATF has approved.

Firearms Guide
NIBIN Newsletter - September 2014 (458 KB)

In this issue: Update - NIBIN Security System and Upgrades; Entering Confirmed and Unconfirmed Hits in IBIS; and Backlogs - The Big "What if..."

Firearms Newsletter
NIBIN Newsletter - March 2015 (413 KB)

At the June 2014 NIBIN User Congress in Phoenix, AZ, the NIBIN Program presented information on three major infrastructure upgrades that were in the works.

Firearms Newsletter
NFA Advisory to FFLs - Scams Using Fraudulent or Manipulated NFA Registration Documents (22 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is advising the public to be aware of fraudulent National Firearms Act (NFA) tax registration forms being used to sell NFA firearms. Some individuals are presenting altered NFA Form 4’s to prospective buyers in order to obtain a deposit, but never deliver the firearms.

Firearms Report
newyork051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
New York Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1742 KB)

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

About ATF Report
New York Firearms Statutes and Codes (964 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
New Mexico Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1469 KB)

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

About ATF Report
New Mexico Firearms Statutes and Codes (377 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
New Jersey Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1493 KB)

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

About ATF Report
New Jersey Firearms Statutes and Codes (714 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
New Hampshire State Laws and Published Ordinances (382 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
New Hampshire Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1491 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Nevada Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1717 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Nevada Firearms Statutes and Codes (368 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
netf-et-advisory-public.pdf (298 KB) Baltimore Field Division Joint Press Release - Public Advisory on Exploding Targets (May 29, 2015) News Report
Nebraska Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1755 KB) This brochure contains trace data from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Nebraska Firearms Statutes and Codes (337 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – Information for Law Enforcement Agencies (ATF P 3312.7) (200 KB)
What is the National Tracing Center Division (NTC)? The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' (ATF) National Tracing Center Division (NTC) is the only organization authorized to trace U.S. and foreign manufactured firearms for international, federal, state and local law enforcement agencies. 
Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – Information for Industry Members (ATF P 3312.10) (314 KB)
This is an informational pamphlet for Federal firearms licensees (FFL) to provide you information about ATF's Out-of-Business Records Center, the Multiple Sales forms, and reporting theft or loss of firearms from inventory. 
Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – eTrace – Rastreo y Análisis de Armas de Fuego por Internet (995 KB)

¿Qué es eTrace?

ATF extiende su continuo compromiso con la comunidad policial ofreciéndole un sistema de rastreo de armas de fuego sin papel y fácilmente accesible a través de Internet. Este sistema, conocido como eTrace, ofrece las herramientas necesarias para enviar, recuperar, guardar e investigar toda la información relacionada con el rastreo de un arma de fuego que su agencia esté manejando.

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center - Información para las Oficinas Policiales (ATF P 3312.7 SP) (1146 KB)

¿Qué es la División del Centro Nacional de Rastreo (NTC)?  La División del Centro de Rastreo Nacional (NTC) del Agencia de Alcohol, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos es la única organización autorizada a rastrear armas de fuego de fabricación nacional y extranjera para las agencias policiales internacionales, federales, estatales y locales.

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – eTrace – Internet-based Firearms Tracing and Analysis (ATF P 3312.9) (998 KB)
ATF provides a paperless firearm trace submission system that is readily accessible through the internet known as eTrace. It provides the necessary utilities for submitting, retrieving, storing, and querying all firearms trace related information.
Firearms Guide
National Firearms Act Branch (ATF P 5320.6) (1648 KB) This brochure provides information about ATF's National Firearms Act (NFA) Branch. Firearms Guide
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