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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
connecticut051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
florida051017.pdf (60 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
kentucky051017.pdf (63 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
michigan051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
newyork051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
oregon051017.pdf (60 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
pennsylvania051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
tennessee051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
texas051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
virginia051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
ffl_type_by_state_04102017.pdf (35 KB) Report of Active Firearms Licenses - License Type by State Statistics - April 2017 Firearms Report
Federal Firearms Newsletter - July 2017 (1106 KB)

What's in this issue: Announcement - ATF stands up the National Firearms Act (NFA) Division; Firearm Thefts & Burglaries; Burglary and Robbery Statistics; ATF Ruling 2016-1; ATF Ruling 2016-2; ATF Ruling 2016-3; ATF Ruling 2016-5; Revised ATF form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record); Rental of Firearms On-Premises; Rental of Firearms Off-Premises; FFLs are Responsible for Retrieving Status when Using E-Check; Tips from the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section; Gun Shows

Firearms Newsletter
Federal Firearms Licensees Newsletter - July 2017.pdf (1106 KB)
What’s In This Issue:  Announcement – ATF stands up the National Firearms Act (NFA) Division; Firearm Thefts & Burglaries; Burglary and Robbery Statistics; ATF Ruling 2016-1: Electronic A&D Records; ATF Ruling 2016-2; ATF Ruling 2016-3; ATF Ruling 2016-5; Revised ATF Form 4473 (Firearms Transaction Record); Rental of Firearms On-Premises; Rental of Firearms Off-Premises; FFLs are Responsible for Retrieving Status when Using E-Check; Tips from the FBI Criminal Justice Information Services Division’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) Section; Gun Shows.
Firearms Newsletter
Firearms Trace Data for Canada CY 11-16.pdf (832 KB)
International Trace Statistics for CY 11 - 16 for Canada.
Firearms Report
Firearms Trace Data for the Caribbean for CY 16.pdf (5873 KB)
International Trace Statistics for the Caribbean for CY 16.
Firearms Report
Firearms Trace Data for Mexico for CY 11-16.pdf (753 KB)
International Trace Statistics for Mexico for CY 11-16.
Firearms Report
Department of Defense Contractor Inspections: ATF Inspection Process (Explosives) (64 KB)
This document provides information on ATF’s compliance inspection process and is intended to help Federal firearms or explosives licensees who are DOD contractors prepare for and participate in an ATF compliance inspection.
Explosives Guide
Department of Defense Contractor Inspections: ATF Inspection Process (Firearms) (74 KB)
This document provides information on ATF’s compliance inspection process and is intended to help Federal firearms or explosives licensees who are DOD contractors prepare for and participate in an ATF compliance inspection.
Firearms Guide
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
National Tracing Center – eTrace – Rastreo y Análisis de Armas de Fuego por Internet (995 KB)

¿Qué es eTrace?

ATF extiende su continuo compromiso con la comunidad policial ofreciéndole un sistema de rastreo de armas de fuego sin papel y fácilmente accesible a través de Internet. Este sistema, conocido como eTrace, ofrece las herramientas necesarias para enviar, recuperar, guardar e investigar toda la información relacionada con el rastreo de un arma de fuego que su agencia esté manejando.

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center - Información para las Oficinas Policiales (ATF P 3312.7 SP) (1146 KB)

¿Qué es la División del Centro Nacional de Rastreo (NTC)?  La División del Centro de Rastreo Nacional (NTC) del Agencia de Alcohol, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos es la única organización autorizada a rastrear armas de fuego de fabricación nacional y extranjera para las agencias policiales internacionales, federales, estatales y locales.

Firearms Guide
theftdata_usa_2017.pdf (284 KB) Resource Center Report
NFA Advisory to FFLs - Scams Using Fraudulent or Manipulated NFA Registration Documents (22 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is advising the public to be aware of fraudulent National Firearms Act (NFA) tax registration forms being used to sell NFA firearms. Some individuals are presenting altered NFA Form 4’s to prospective buyers in order to obtain a deposit, but never deliver the firearms.

Firearms Report
2018 Explosives Incident Report (EIR) (1759 KB)

2018 Explosives Incident Report (EIR)

Explosives Report
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