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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
Wyoming Firearms Statutes and Codes (275 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
West Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (938 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
2019 Annual Firearms Manufacturers and Export Report (AFMER) (4574 KB) Resource Center Report
Vermont Firearms Statutes and Codes (288 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Virgin Islands Firearms Statutes and Codes (311 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Explanation of the Hearing Process (336 KB)
This is a brochure provides general guidance and an overview of the hearing process for federal firearms licensees (FFLs). 
Firearms Guide
FFL Theft/Loss Report - All States - 2017 (284 KB) Resource Center Report
Ohio Published Ordinances M-Z 6-12-19 (1726 KB) Firearms Guide
Ohio Published Ordinances A-L 6-12-19 (1770 KB) Firearms Guide
Tommy Built T36 FAQs 2021-03-15 (117 KB)

FAQs Regarding the Industry Replacement of the Tommy Built Tactical Model T36 Receiver

Resource Center Guide
2018 USBDC Arson Incident Report (6708 KB) Resource Center Report
2016 USBDC Arson Incident Report (3170 KB) Resource Center Report
2020 Firearms Commerce Report (2914 KB)

2020 Firearms Commerce Report in the United States.

Firearms Report
2015 USBDC Explosive Incident Report (1490 KB)

The annual Explosives Incident Report (EIR) reviews bombing and explosives related incident and threat from information reported to the United States Bomb Data Center through the Bomb Arson Tracking System (BATS).

Rules and Regulations Report
Congressional Budget Exhibits 2019 (236 KB) About ATF Report
Congressional Budget Exhibits 2018 (267 KB) About ATF Report
Congressional Budget Exhibits 2017 (428 KB) About ATF Report
Congressional Budget Submission 2019 (1133 KB) About ATF Report
Congressional Budget Submission 2018 (686 KB) About ATF Report
Congressional Budget Submission 2017 (819 KB) About ATF Report
ATF Industry Circular 89-6: Facsimile Transmitted Copies (1365 KB)

The purpose of this circular is to advise industry members that an ATF ruling will be published in a future issue of the ATF Quarterly Bulletin. The ruling will read substantially as follows: The ATF has been asked whether certain forms and other documents could optionally be transmitted to the Bureau by means of facsimile machines.

Resource Center Industry Circular
1975-1-Penguns Classified as Firearms (902 KB)

This circular announces the reclassification of small caliber weapons (such as penguns) ostensibly designed to expel only tear gas, similar substances or pyrotechnic signals, which may be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosive, as firearms.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-1: Establishment of the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (52 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise members of the alcohol and tobacco industries that, effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), will be responsible for administering the alcohol and tobacco laws noted below and implementing regulations currently administered by ATF.

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 2003-2: Establishing the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (54 KB)

The purpose of this industry circular is to advise firearms and ammunition excise taxpayers that effective January 24, 2003, a new Treasury agency, the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, will be responsible for administering the firearms and ammunition excise tax laws and regulations currently administered by ATF.

Firearms Industry Circular
ATF Industry Circular 1999-2: Unlawful Transportation, Shipment or Sale of Cigarettes (249 KB)

This circular reminds all persons of the federal law (and penalties) applying to the shipments, sale or possession of cigarettes and to the domestic sales of cigarettes marked for export. Additionally, this circular addresses the sale of cigarettes on Native American tribal reservations.

Alcohol & Tobacco Industry Circular
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