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.

Title Description Category Document Type
Washington Firearms Statutes and Codes (686 KB)

From the 35th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Nebraska Firearms Statutes and Codes (364 KB)

From the 35th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Federal Firearms Telephone Directory (160 KB)

Customer service and corporate account phone list for ATF's Federal Firearms Licensing Center. (Updated 2023)

Firearms Guide
september-2023-firearms-compliance-inspection-results.xlsx (13 KB) Firearms Report
ATF P 5310.2 - Do I need a license to buy or sell firearms? (1273 KB)
ATF guidance to help the public understand when those who buy and sell firearms must have a federal firearms license.
Firearms Guide
August 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

August 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
state_laws_and_published_ordinances_2022_-_iowa.pdf (490 KB)

From the 35th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
state_laws_and_published_ordinances_2022_-_kentucky.pdf (261 KB)

From the 35th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
2022 Interim AFMER (263 KB)

ATF's 2022 interim annual firearms manufacturing and export report. 

Firearms Report
July 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

July 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
Outreach Training Materials - FAIR Trade Group Firearms and Ammunition Import and Export Conference: Govt Contracts, Furnished Equipment (6.14.23) (2160 KB)

Outreach Training Materials - FAIR Trade Group Firearms and Ammunition Import and Export Conference: Govt Contracts, Furnished Equipment (6.14.23)

Firearms Guide
Outreach Training Materials - FAIR Trade Group Firearms and Ammunition Import and Export Conference: Marking Requirements, Gunsmithing Rules (6.14.23) (506 KB)

Outreach Training Materials - FAIR Trade Group Firearms and Ammunition Import and Export Conference: Marking Requirements, Gunsmithing Rules (6.14.23)

Firearms Guide
Outreach Training Materials - NFA 922(o) Presentation (6.12.23) (1093 KB)

Outreach Training Materials - NFA 922(o) Presentation (6.12.23)

Firearms Guide
June 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

June 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
ATF Disclosure Of Firearms Trace Data (ATF P 3312.11) (0 KB)
This brochure clarifies ATF's disclosure policy regarding trace data.
Firearms Guide
May 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

May 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
April 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

April 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
March 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

March 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
ATF eForms 4473 User Manual (3250 KB)

This user manual is to be used by federal firearms licensees who have downloaded ATF's e4473 form. 

Firearms Guide
Public Safety Advisory to All Federal Firearms Licensees, and Firearm Parts, Components, and Accessories Manufacturers and Distributors (364 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is issuing this public safety Advisory to the firearms industry and the public to provide information regarding its investigative priorities related to possible willful efforts to violate the requirements of the Gun Control Act (GCA) as implemented by the Final Rule titled Definition of ‘Frame or Receiver’ and Identification of Firearms (Final Rule 2021R-05F) (“Frame or Receiver Final Rule” or the “Final Rule”).1 As with any suspected violations of the GCA, ATF may investigate such activities and, where appropriate, refer them for potential enforcement actions. ATF considers willful violations of the GCA, including the types described in this document, an investigative priority.

Firearms Guide
February 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

February 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
January 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results (13 KB)

January 2023 - Firearms Compliance Inspection Results

Firearms Report
NFCTA - Volume II - Part I (1150 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
AFMER 2021 Final Web Report (441 KB)

Excel spreadsheet with final 2021 AFMER report data.

Firearms Report
South Dakota - State Report (2996 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
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