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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (276 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
Connecticut Firearms Statutes and Codes (516 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Delaware Firearms Statutes and Codes (265 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Arkansas Firearms Statutes and Codes (301 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
American Samoa Firearms Statutes and Codes (175 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (433 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Hawaii Firearms Statutes and Codes (215 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Arizona Firearms Statutes and Codes (409 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
Guam Firearms Statutes and Codes (172 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Colorado Firearms Statutes and Codes (593 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
District of Columbia Firearms Statutes and Codes (365 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
California Firearms Statutes and Codes (1362 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
California Municipal Firearms Statutes and Codes (3306 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
Explosives Industry Newsletter - July 2017 (238 KB)
What's in this issue: Updated Safety and Security Publication; Structures Used for Indoor Storage; Firework Processes and Manufacturing; Distribution Dates; Identification of Explosive Materials; Q&As; How to read an Explosive License or Permit Number; and List of Active Explosives Rulings.

 

Explosives Newsletter
Federal Firearms Licensees Newsletter - November 2012 (1254 KB)
What's in this issue: Customer Service Standards; Reminder: Top 10 Frequently Asked Firearms Questions and Answers; Receive Firearms Industry News; Electronic Devices Used to Verify Change of Address; Government Issued Documents Bearing an Incorrect Zip Code; PCS Orders and Military Dependants Purchasing Firearms; Licensed Manufacturer's Registration Requirement with the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC); Guidance to FFLs Affected by Flooding and Other Natural Disasters; Ethnicity and Race on the ATF Form 4473; Firearms Shipments via Common or Contract Carrier; Out-of-Business Procedures; Out-of-Business with Succession; Residence as a Licensed Business Premises; New Move in EPS; Who to Contact with your Firearms Related Questions; FBI NICS News
Firearms Newsletter
Wisconsin Firearms Statutes and Codes (510 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (406 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Ohio Firearms Statutes and Codes (3456 KB) Firearms Guide
ATF Fire Research Laboratory (Technical Bulletin 002) - Arc Mapping as a Tool for Fire Investigations (315 KB)

ATF Fire Research Laboratory Technical Bulletin 002 - Arc Mapping as a Tool for Fire Investigations - March 2017

Arson Report
Federal Firearms Licensee Newsletter - 2019 (319 KB)

What's in This Issue: ATF Personnel Changes; Electronic Storage of ATF Form 4473s; ATF Procedure 2017-1; ATF Form 5; ATF For 4473: Clarification on Disqualifiers Related to Military Service; Electronic Signatures on ATF Forms; NFA Forms Common Errors; ATF FFL Alert System; Replacement Copies of NFA Tax Paid Transfer Forms; FFL Renewals, Updated Form 7 and much more.

Firearms Newsletter
1999-2-Unlawful Transportation, Shipment or Sale of Cigarettes (249 KB)

This circular reminds all persons of the Federal law (and penalties) applying to the shipments, sale or possession of cigarettes and to the domestic sales of cigarettes marked for export.  Additionally, this circular addresses the sale of cigarettes on Native American tribal reservations.

 

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
1986-15-Armor Piercing Ammunition (841 KB)

This circular announces that the President signed Public Law 99-408, on August 28, 1986.  This law regulates the manufacture, importation and sale of armor piercing ammunition.

Firearms Industry Circular
1986-8-Curio and Relic Updates (1195 KB)

This circular announces an addition of firearms that have been classified as curios and relics during the period January 1985 through March 1986.

Firearms Industry Circular
1968-28-Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (2230 KB)

This circular announces the transfer of the Arms Import Control Program from the Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Firearms Industry Circular
1970-14-Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (3268 KB)

This circular announces the issuance of a  new Treasury Department regulation, Part 180 of Title 26, Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War.

Firearms Industry Circular
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