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
TD 424: Implementation of Public Law 105-33, Section 9302, Relating to the Imposition of Permit Requirements on the Manufacture of Roll-your-own Tobacco. (Published: 12/22/99 – Effective: 12/22/99) (310 KB)

This temporary rule implements the provision of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 relating to the new permit requirements on the manufacture of roll-your-own tobacco. This temporary rule also removes references to forms which have previously been made obsolete, and renumbers certain forms to reflect the current ATF numbering system.

Resource Center Report
TD 422c: Implementation of Public Law 105-33, Section 9302, Requiring the Qualification of Tobacco Product Importers and Miscellaneous Technical Amendments: Correction (Published: 10/24/2000) (122 KB)

This document contains a correcting amendment to the temporary regulations, which were published in the Federal Register on December 22, 1999, (64 FR 71947). The temporary regulations relate to implementing certain provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that set forth requirements that, beginning January 1, 2000, importers of tobacco products must qualify for a permit to conduct that activity.

Resource Center Report
TD 422b: Implementation of Public Law 105-33, Section 9302, Requiring the Qualification of Tobacco Product Importers and Miscellaneous Technical Amendments: Correction (Published: 07/24/2000) (120 KB)

This document contains a correcting amendment to the temporary regulations, which were published in the Federal Register on December 22, 1999 (64 FR 71947) and on March 21, 2000 (65 FR 15058). The temporary regulations relate to implementing certain provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 that set forth requirements that, beginning January 1, 2000, importers of tobacco products must qualify for a permit to conduct that activity.

Resource Center Report
TD 422: Implementation of Public Law 105-33, Section 9302, Requiring the Qualification of Tobacco Product Importers and Miscellaneous Technical Amendments (395 KB)

This temporary rule implements some of the provisions of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. The new law sets forth the requirement that, beginning January 1, 2000, importers of tobacco products qualify for a permit to conduct that activity. Implementing changes, including a transitional rule, are made to part 275. In addition, clarifying changes are made to part 275. In the Proposed Rules section of this Federal Register, ATF is also issuing a notice of proposed rulemaking inviting comments on this temporary rule for a 60-day period following the publication of this temporary rule.

Resource Center Report
Tampa, FL - State Report - Medium Cities (3736 KB) Firearms Report
Suspicious Packages (ATF P 5400.26) (285 KB)

This publication provides vital safety information to persons and organizations encountering suspicious packages and/or bomb threats.

Explosives Guide
South Dakota Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1620 KB)

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

About ATF Report
South Dakota Firearms Statutes and Codes (260 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
South Dakota - State Report (2996 KB) Firearms Report
South Carolina State Laws and Published Ordinances (399 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
South Carolina Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1778 KB)

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

About ATF Report
South Carolina - State Report (2565 KB) Firearms Report
Silencer Destruction Diagram (408 KB)

To meet the requirement for removal from GCA and NFA provisions, ATF has previously explained that acceptable methods of destruction include completely melting, shredding, or crushing the firearm silencer. View more information on how to properly destroy a silencer.

Firearms Guide
Shreveport, LA - State Report - Small City (6424 KB) Firearms Report
September 2022 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

September 2022 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
San Jose, CA - State Report - Mega City (2821 KB) Firearms Report
San Diego, CA - State Report - Mega City (2839 KB) Firearms Report
San Bernardino, CA - State Report - Small City (7260 KB) Firearms Report
San Antonio, TX - State Report - Mega City (6395 KB) Firearms Report
Saint Louis, MO - State Report - Medium Cities (3788 KB) Firearms Report
Safety and Security Information for Federal Firearms Licensees (ATF P 3317.2) (1809 KB)

This booklet provides safety and security information for federal firearms licensees (FFL) and their businesses. In this booklet you will find information pertaining to ATF's stolen firearms program, steps for reducing your vulnerability to theft or loss, properly identifying and recording firearms information, recording suspicious person descriptions and how to report a theft or loss of firearms inventory. 

Firearms Guide
Safety and Security for Firearm Owners (ATF P 5300.22) (1352 KB)
The purpose of firearm safety is to eliminate or minimize the risks of unintentional damage, injury or death caused by improper possession, storage, or handling of a firearm. Firearm owners should handle the firearm safely and protect themselves and the public from the theft, loss or misuse of their firearm.
Firearms Guide
Richmond, VA - State Report - Small City (7707 KB) Firearms Report
Rhode Island Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1489 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Rhode Island Firearms Statutes and Codes (354 KB)

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

Firearms Guide
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