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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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.

Title Description Category Document Type
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Minnesota (158 KB) State of Minnesota Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Wyoming (23 KB) State of Wyoming Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Mississippi (50 KB) State of Mississippi Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Missouri (40 KB) State of Missouri Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Montana (35 KB) State of Montana Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Nebraska (119 KB) State of Nebraska Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Nevada (127 KB) State of Nevada Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - New Hampshire (52 KB) State of New Hampshire Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - New Jersey (188 KB) State of New Jersey Firearms Code
 
Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - New Mexico (39 KB) State of New Mexico Firearms Code
 
Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - New York (368 KB) State of New York Firearms Code
 
Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - North Carolina (108 KB) State of North Carolina Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - North Dakota (38 KB) State of North Dakota Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Texas (43 KB) State of Texas Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Utah (50 KB) State of Utah Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Vermont (35 KB) State of Vermont Firearms Code Resource Center Guide
State Laws and Published Ordinances (2010-2011) - Virgin Islands (167 KB) Virgin Islands Firearms Code Resource Center 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
ATF Disclosure Of Firearms Trace Data (ATF P 3312.11) (177 KB)
This brochure clarifies ATF's disclosure policy regarding trace data.
Firearms Guide
Police Officer’s Guide to Recovered Firearms (ATF P 3312.12) (1967 KB)
This guide provides basic information for law enforcement officers who recover firearms in the performance of their duties.
Firearms Guide
ATF Firearms Tracing Guide (ATF P 3312.13) (3169 KB) This booklet will help you understand the firearms trace process.  It contains instructions on requesting a trace; understanding trace results; capabilities of comprehensive firearms tracing; and, how to establish a tracing program. 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
Personal Firearms Record (ATF P 3312.8) (361 KB)

By completing this record and maintaining it in a safe location, separate from your firearms, you will be taking an important first step in the effort to prevent thefts and to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.

Firearms Guide
Bullets, Casings and You (ATF P 3315.2) (4216 KB) This brochure provides information about ATF's National Integrated Ballistic Information Network (NIBIN).  With ATF’s NIBIN Program, State and local agencies receive technology that they could likely not afford on their own, as well as the capability to exchange investigative information with other jurisdictions. Firearms Guide
Safety and Security Information for Federal Firearms Licensees (ATF P 3317.2) (4296 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
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