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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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (385 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (7143 KB)

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

About ATF Report
virginia051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Visual Characteristics of Fire Melting on Copper Conductors (Technical Bulletin 001). (262 KB)

Forensic Investigation Techniques for Inspecting Electrical Conductors Involved in Fire (Document No: 239052, Award Number: 2010-DN-BX-K246), posted on 11/14/12

Arson Report
Washington Firearms Statutes and Codes (294 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Washington Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1897 KB)

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

About ATF Report
West Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (166 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
West Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1764 KB)

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

About ATF Report
Wisconsin Firearms Statutes and Codes (333 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Wisconsin Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1611 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Wyoming Firearms Statutes and Codes (170 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Wyoming Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1717 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative Report 1997 (279 KB) The Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative is a 17-city demonstration project aimed at reducing youth firearms violence. Officials from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), police chiefs, local prosecutors, and U.S. attorneys are developing information about illegal trafficking of firearms to young people and new methods of reducing the illegal supply of firearms to them. The initiative was developed by ATF and its National Tracing Center, funded by the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Enforcement and the National Institute of Justice, and announced by President Clinton on July 8, 1996. Firearms Report
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative Report 1998 (290 KB) This is the second year that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has published a report on the results of crime gun traces conducted by ATF’s National Tracing Center at the request of Federal, State and local law enforcement officials participating in the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII). Publication of this Report serves three of ATF’s critical missions: vigorous investigation of illegal transfers of firearms; assisting State and local law enforcement agencies in enforcing their firearm laws; and informing the public. Firearms Report
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative Report 1999 (279 KB)

ATF established the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII) in 1996 to focus special agent and inspector resources on reducing youth gun violence. To increase our effectiveness, we resolved to equip our investigators and their State and local counterparts with more facts about how violent youth obtained guns. We asked our colleagues in State and local law enforcement to help us systematically follow the gun used in crime to help identify violent criminals and their illegal suppliers by tracing all crime guns with the National Tracing Center.     

Firearms Report
Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative Report 2000 (189 KB) This publication of crime gun data for calendar year 2000 marks the fourth annual compilation of firearms trace analyses since the inception of the Youth Crime Gun Interdiction Initiative (YCGII) in 1996. As the number of communities involved has increased from the original 17 to 55, so has the value of this information as a relevant tool for law enforcement. With this knowledge, communities have formulated sound gun enforcement strategies for proactive use in firearms investigations. This is a direct result of the strong partnerships our agents have forged with every participating agency. Any level of success is impossible without this valued cooperation. Firearms Report
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