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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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 ascending Description Category Document Type
Arizona Firearms Statutes and Codes (409 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
American Samoa Firearms Statutes and Codes (175 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
All FELs-Feb2009-Open Letter-Explosives Storage Security Reminder (58 KB)

ATF would like to remind all Federal explosives licensees and permittees of the importance of security at their explosives storage sites, and we advise all industry members to take heightened security precautions in light of thefts along the Mexican border.

Explosives Report
Alaska Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1966 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (276 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
alabama051017.pdf (60 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Alabama Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1589 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (433 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB) About ATF Report
AG Strange Announces 30-Year Sentence for Attempted Murder of State Trooper (143 KB)

(MONTGOMERY) –Attorney General Luther Strange announced the sentencing of a woman in Perry County for attempted murder of a state trooper. Janice Green, also known as Janice Ford or Janice Billingsley, was found guilty by a jury in December of 2014. Today she was sentenced to serve 30 years in prison. Upon completion of this sentence, she is to serve 78 months for a related federal gun charge. She currently is incarcerated in the Bibb County Jail.

News Report
AG Order No. 3421-2014 (223 KB) Authorization To Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture - The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to extend the trial period during which the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) may exercise, for an additional one-year period following the effective date of this rule, the authority under the United States Code to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses.
 
Resource Center Report
AG Order No. 3342-2012 (200 KB) Authorization to Seize Property Involved in Drug Offenses for Administrative Forfeiture - The Department of Justice is amending its regulations to allow the Director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to exercise, for a one-year period following the effective date of this rule, the authority to seize and administratively forfeit property involved in controlled substance offenses. Resource Center Report
Advisory Opinion on Licensing for Certain Gun Show Sellers (778 KB)
This letter provides additional guidance on licensing for persons engaged in selling firearms at in-state gun shows.
Firearms Guide
AAG/A Order No. 012-2003 — Correction (19 KB)

In rule document 03–9324 beginning on page 19148 in the issue of April 18, 2003, make the following correction: On page 19149, in the second column, under List of Subjects in 28 CFR Part 16, in the second paragraph, in the fourth line ‘‘3003’’ should read ‘‘2003’’.

Resource Center Report
AAG/A Order No. 012-2003 (37 KB)

The Department of Justice, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), is exempting five Privacy Act systems of records from the subsections of the Privacy Act listed below. The five systems of records were published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2003 (68 FR 3551). As described in this rule, the exemptions are necessary to protect law enforcement and investigatory information and functions of ATF.

Resource Center Report
2019 Firearms Commerce Report (1132 KB)

Firearms Commerce Statistical Update - 2019

Firearms Report
2019 Explosives Incident Report (1827 KB)

2019 Explosives Incident Report (EIR)

Explosives Report
2018_usbdc_arson_incident_report_unprotected.pdf (6708 KB) Resource Center Report
2018 Explosives Incident Report (EIR) (1759 KB)

2018 Explosives Incident Report (EIR)

Explosives Report
2017 Explosives Incident Report (EIR) (1530 KB)
2017 Annual Explosives Incident Report
Resource Center Report
2017 Arson Incident Report (AIR) (3886 KB)
2017 Arson Incident Report (AIR)
Resource Center Report
2016_usbdc_arson_incident_report_unprotected.pdf (3170 KB) Resource Center Report
2016 Explosives Incident Report (1975 KB)
2016 Explosives Incident Report (EIR)
Explosives Report
2015_usbdc_explosive_incident_report.pdf (1490 KB) The annual Explosives Incident Report (EIR) reviews bombing and explosives related incident and threat from information reported to the United States Bomb Data Center through the Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS). Rules and Regulations Report
2015 USBDC Arson Incident Report (3308 KB) The annual Arson Incident Report (AIR) reviews arson-related incidents from data reported to the United States Bomb Data Center (USBDC) through the Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS). Arson Report
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