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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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

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afmer_2020_interim_web_report.pdf (248 KB) 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
2021R-05 - Preliminary Regulatory Analysis and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (426 KB) Rules and Regulations Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Top Calibers Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (25 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Time-to-Crime - Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (130 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Time-to-Crime - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (18 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Number of Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (30 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Firearm Types Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (21 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: FFL Theft/Loss Reports Matching Firearms Subsequently Recovered and Traced (16 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Trace Data: Categories Associated with Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (31 KB)

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2020 Firearms Trace Data: Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (18 KB)

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Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Commerce Report (2914 KB)

2020 Firearms Commerce Report in the United States.

Firearms Report
2020 Explosives Incident Report - EIR (1793 KB) Resource Center Report
2020 Arson Incident Report - AIR (5300 KB) 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
2019 Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report (AFMER) (4574 KB) Resource Center Report
2018 USBDC Arson Incident Report (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 (3170 KB) Resource Center Report
2016 Explosives Incident Report (1975 KB)
2016 Explosives Incident Report (EIR)
Explosives Report
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