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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
Notice 907 — Appointment of Individuals to Serve as Members of the Performance Review Board (PRB); Senior Executive Service (121 KB)

Pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 4314(c)(4), this notice announces the appointment of members of the Performance Review Board for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) for the rating period beginning October 1, 1999, and ending September 30, 2000. This notice effects changes in the membership of the ATF PRB previously appointed November 12, 1999 (64 FR 61688).

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Notice 908 — Availability of ATF Publication 5400.7 (118 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is issuing this notice: (1) To announce the release of ATF Publication 5400.7 (09/00), ‘‘Federal Explosives Law and Regulations—2000’’ and (2) to make certain technical corrections to that publication. The purpose of this publication is to serve as a guide to Federal explosives laws, regulations, and related information.

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Notice 906 (122 KB)

Identification Markings Placed on Imported Explosive Material (11/13/2000) - Comments are due on or before January 12, 2001. To submit a comment electronically, use http://www.regulations.gov. To submit comments by mail or fax, please see the instructions included within the notice. To view all comments and documents associated with this notice, go to http://www.regulations.gov and enter Notice 906.

Explosives Report
Notice 2014R-15N - ATF Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes (444 KB)

ATF Framework for Determining Whether Certain Projectiles are ‘Primarily Intended for Sporting Purposes’ Within the Meaning of 18 U.S.C. 921(a)(17)(C). Comments are due on or before March 16, 2015.

Resource Center Report
Personal Firearms Record (ATF P 3312.8) (361 KB)

By completing this record and maintaining it in a safe location, separate from your firearms, you will be taking an important first step in the effort to prevent thefts and to keep firearms out of the hands of criminals.

Firearms Guide
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
TD-476: Distribution and Use of Denatured Alcohol and Rum (Published: 4/12/02) (43 KB)

This final rule amends the regulations in part 20 of title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations by eliminating the requirement for users and dealers of specially denatured spirits (SDS) to file a bond.

 

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TD 477: Correction (Published: 7/26/02) (32 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms published a final rule in the April 15, 2002, Federal Register concerning the delegation of the Director’s authorities in its exportation of liquors regulations.

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TD-477: Delegation of Authority (Published: 4/15/02) (51 KB)

This final rule places ATF authorities concerning the exportation of liquors with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ and requires that persons file documents required with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ or in accordance with the instructions for the ATF form.

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TD-479: Importation of Distilled Spirits, Wines, and Beer; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 5/08/02) (44 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the importation of distilled spirits, wines, and beer.

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TD-480: Delegation of Authority (Published: 5/08/02) (50 KB)

This final rule places most ATF authorities contained in its Exportation of Tobacco Products and Cigarette Papers and Tubes, Without Payment of Tax, or With Drawback of Tax regulations with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’.

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Nebraska Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1755 KB) This brochure contains trace data from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Top Calibers Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (26 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a numerical list of how many specific calibers have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

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Time to Crime - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a numerical list of how many firearms have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014.

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Number of Firearms Sourced and Recovered in the United States and Territories (30 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing a source and recovery states for firearms that have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

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Firearm Types Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (20 KB)

This is an Excel spreadsheet containing the type of firearms that have been traced and recovered in the U.S. and territories from January 1, 2014 to December 31, 2014.

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Categories Associated with Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (33 KB) About ATF Report
Age of Possessor - Firearms Recovered and Traced in the United States and Territories (19 KB) About ATF Report
Wyoming Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1717 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
Wisconsin Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1611 KB) This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
West Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1764 KB)

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

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Washington Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1897 KB)

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

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Virginia Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (7143 KB)

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

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Vermont Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1411 KB)

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

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Utah Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1703 KB)

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

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