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.

Title Description Category Document Type
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Number of Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (31 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Time-to-Crime - Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (131 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: FFL Theft/Loss Reports Matching Firearms Subsequently Recovered and Traced (17 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Firearm Types Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (21 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Categories Associated with Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (32 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Top Calibers Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (26 KB) Resource Center Report
2021 Firearms Trace Data: Time-to-Crime - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB) Resource Center Report
affirmative_action_plan_-_2021.pdf (77 KB)

FY2021 Affirmative Action Plan

General Report
monthly_fci_completion_stats_august_2022_inspection_results_worksheet.xlsx (13 KB) Firearms Report
ATF O 3020.4 - Task Force Officer Body-Worn Camera (291 KB)

This order establishes direction for the use of non-Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) owned body-worn cameras (BWCs) by ATF Task Force Officers (TFOs) and Special Deputies (SD) on federal task forces. This policy provides parameters for the use of BWCs by TFOs to the extent that a state or local law enforcement agency requires their use by its officers during federal task force operations.

Resource Center Guide
ATF O 3020.3A - Special Agent Body-Worn Cameras (326 KB)

This order establishes direction on the use of Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF)-owned body-worn cameras (BWCs) by ATF special agents during properly authorized investigations and activities. For purposes of this policy, the term “BWC recordings,” refers to audio and video recordings and associated metadata recorded on ATF-owned BWCs while the agent is engaged in federal law enforcement operations to include the investigation of fugitives sought on state and local warrants adopted by a federal agency.

Resource Center Guide
afmer_2021_interim_web_report.pdf (256 KB) Explosives Report
july_2022_inspection_results_worksheet_.xlsx (13 KB) Firearms Report
inspection_results_worksheet_june_2022.xlsx (13 KB)

June 2022 Inspections Report

Firearms Report
General Variance Requests (Presentation - Sept. 10, 2020) (2710 KB)

This presentation details when a variance to deviate from the explosives regulations may be requested, to whom they may be issued, where to direct such requests and documentation from the requestor to assist in evaluation of those requests.

Explosives Guide
AFMER 2020 Final Report Cover Sheet (195 KB) Firearms Report
inspection_results_may_2022.xlsx (14 KB)

May 2022 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
Federal Firearms Telephone Directory (182 KB)

Customer service and corporate account phone list for ATF's Federal Firearms Licensing Center. (Updated 2022)

Firearms Guide
New Training Aid for the Overview of Final Rule 2021R-05F Definition of "Frame or Receiver" and Identification of Firearms and SBA Compliance Guide (859 KB)

Training aid to go with the final rule overview for federal firearms licensees and small businesses. 

Firearms Guide
National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment: Firearms in Commerce - Volume One (414453 KB)

The National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment is a comprehensive report on firearms commerce and trafficking. This volume presents and analyzes data collected by ATF and other federal agencies related to the manufacture, exportation, and importation of firearms.

Firearms Report
Annual Arson Incident Report 2021 (1672 KB)

Annual Arson Incident Report 2021

Arson Report
2021_explosives_incident_report_eir.pdf (1993 KB)

2021 Explosives Incident Report

Explosives Report
Overview of Final Rule 2021R-05F Definition of “Frame or Receiver” and Identification of Firearms (2986 KB)

Overview for use with training aid

Firearms Guide
inspection_results_april_2022_amended.xlsx (13 KB)

April 2022 Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
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