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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
congressional_budget_submission_2018.pdf (686 KB) About ATF Report
congressional_budget_submission_2017.pdf (819 KB) About ATF Report
congressional_budget_exhibits_2017.pdf (428 KB) About ATF Report
congressional_budget_exhibits_2018.pdf (267 KB) About ATF Report
congressional_budget_exhibits_2019.pdf (236 KB) About ATF Report
congressional_budget_submission_2019.pdf (1133 KB) About ATF Report
Firearms Commerce in the U.S.-Annual Statistical Update 2012 (837 KB) Resource Center Report
TD 446: Technical amendments (Published 3/27/01) (62 KB)

This Treasury decision makes technical amendments and corrects typographical errors in parts 55, 70, 270 and 275 of title 27 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

Resource Center Report
ATF 9F (73 KB)

This final rule conforms the regulations in 27 CFR Part 447 to the revised International Traffic in Arms Regulations by amending the list of countries from which the importation of defense articles into the United States is proscribed by adding Afghanistan and removing South Africa and some of the states composing the former Soviet Union (Armenia, Azerbaijan and Tajikistan). The rule also removes the arms embargo against the countries of Serbia and Montenegro. It also clarifies an outdated reference in the regulations to Zaire, currently known as the ‘‘Democratic Republic of the Congo,’’ and makes a miscellaneous technical amendment to the regulations.

Rules and Regulations Report
TD-463: Rules of Practice in Permit Proceedings; Recodification of Regulations (Published: 8/15/01) (86 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) is recodifying the regulations pertaining to the rules of practice in permit proceedings.

Resource Center Report
TD 439: Delegation of Authority in Part 170 (Effective: 02/02/01) (88 KB)

This final rule places all ATF authorities contained in part 170, title 27 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer’’ and requires that persons file documents required by 27 CFR part 170, with the ‘‘appropriate ATF officer.’’  also, this final rule removes the definitions of, and references to, specific officers subordinate to the Director.

Resource Center Report
firearms-importation-verification-guidebook--policies-procedures.pdf (554 KB)

ATF Guidebook: Importation & Verification of Firearms, Ammunition, and Implements of War: Policies and Procedures

Resource Center Guide
Wisconsin Firearms Statutes and Codes (603 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Washington Firearms Statutes and Codes (630 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (300 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Arizona Firearms Statutes and Codes (462 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
American Samoa Firearms Statutes and Codes (191 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Tennessee Firearms Statutes and Codes (286 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (470 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Hawaii Firearms Statutes and Codes (277 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Guam Firearms Statutes and Codes (203 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Type 3 Magazines (Presentation - Sept. 10, 2020) (262 KB)

This presentation provides an overview of Type 3 magazine construction, reporting requirements and use intended for temporary attended storage on a worksite. 

Explosives Guide
Underground Storage (Presentation - Sept. 18, 2020) (2238 KB)

This presentation provides a history of the implementation of the Safe Explosives Act, the intention of the legislation and the authority of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to regulate the storage of explosives, above ground or underground. Through a Memorandum of Understanding with ATF, the Mine Safety and Health Administration will inspect underground explosives storage sites for compliance with 27 CFR part 555, subpart K, Storage and will cite for any violations.

Explosives Guide
Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk (IMESAFR) (Presentation - September 2020) (1660 KB)

This presentation details the process for requesting a variance for deviating from the explosives regulations through use of a quantitative risk assessment software tool known as ‘Institute of Makers of Explosives Safety Analysis for Risk.'  The software tool is designed, in part, to evaluate the risks of a fatality from an accident involving stored explosives.

Explosives Guide
General Variance Requests (Presentation - Sept. 10, 2020) (2756 KB)

This presentation details when a variance to deviate from the explosives regulations may be requested, to whom they may be issued, where to direct such requests and documentation from the requestor to assist in evaluation of those requests.

Explosives Guide
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