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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
How to Conduct a Firearms Inventory, ATF P 5380.2 (207 KB)
This publication provides guidelines on how to conduct a firearms inventory.
Firearms Guide
Idaho Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1941 KB)

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

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Illinois Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1671 KB)

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

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Indiana Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1722 KB)

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

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Iowa Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1543 KB)

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

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Kansas Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1545 KB)

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

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Kentucky Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1582 KB)

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

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kentucky051017.pdf (63 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
La Gran Familia Gang Arrest (40 KB)

The Gwinnett County Police Gang Unit in conjunction with the ATF conducted a nearly two year investigation into the criminal street gang known as "La Gran Familia" which has a number of gang sets underneath identified as the "Latin Kings", "Brown Side Locos", "Malditos 13", and "Pachucos 21." The investigation revealed that the gang members were buying and selling, Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Xanax, Marijuana and firearms. Gang leadership and major associates of "La Gran Familia" were identified during the investigation.

News Report
List of Explosive Materials - 2002 (41 KB) Notice of List of Explosive Materials. Five additions: Azide explosives, HMTD [hexamethylenetriperoxidediamine], Nitrate explosive mixtures, Picrate explosives and TATP [triacetonetriperoxide] Explosives Report
Loss Prevention for Firearms Retailers (441 KB)
Loss prevention for firearms retailers. As a firearms retailer you have a risk of burglary, theft, and loss. This guide will help you evaluate the security of your premises and help you develop a strategy for preventing losses.
Firearms Guide
Louisiana Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1727 KB)

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

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Maine Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1732 KB)

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

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Maryland Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1947 KB)

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

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Massachusetts Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1883 KB)

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

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Memorandum of Merit System Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices (903 KB)

The fundamental under girding of the entire Federal Human Resources Management system is the Merit System Principles.  The Merit System Principles can be described as the core values that should be expressed in every human resources decision. There are nine Merit System Principles, which can be found in Section 2301(b) of title 5, US.C.

Careers Report
Memorandum of the Pledge to Applicants (388 KB)

The Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, has issued a pledge to those individuals seeking jobs with the Federal Government. The Department  of Justice fully supports this pledge and will strive to fulfill all of its components. To attract talented people to the service of the Nation, we believe the application process should enable rather than deter job seekers. To that end, we will work to ensure a process that reflects these principles.

Careers Report
Michigan Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1771 KB)

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

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michigan051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Minnesota Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1569 KB)

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

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Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence and Federal Firearms Prohibitions (ATF I 3310.3) (113 KB)
A qualifying court order may be issued by a criminal court or civil court, such as divorce court, family court, magistrate or general jurisdiction court.  The following list enumerates the elements that define a qualifying protection order under the Federal firearms prohibition.
Resource Center Guide
Mississippi Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1914 KB)

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

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Missouri Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1787 KB)

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

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Montana Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1569 KB)

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

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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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