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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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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.

Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
ATF National Firearms Act Handbook (ATF P 5320.8) (10347 KB)

This handbook is primarily for the use of persons in the business of importing, manufacturing, and dealing in firearms defined by the National Firearms Act (NFA) or persons intending to go into an NFA firearms business. It should also be helpful to collectors of NFA firearms and other persons having questions about the application of the NFA. 

Firearms Guide
ATF P 5300.21: Best Practices: Transfers of Firearms by Private Sellers (165 KB)
This publication provides best practices in regards to transfers of firearms by private sellers.
Firearms Guide
ATF P 5310.2 - Do I need a license to buy or sell firearms? (1401 KB)
ATF guidance to help the public understand when those who buy and sell firearms must have a federal firearms license.
Firearms Guide
ATF Procedure 2013-2 (55 KB)
This ATF procedure gives guidance to licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers (licensees) on how to record the sale of a firearm to an unlicensed person who:
a. Has a valid alternate permit or otherwise is exempt from National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) requirements;
b. Resides in the same State as the licensee; and
c. Does not appear in person at the licensee's business premises
 
Resource Center Guide
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 1998, Volume 3 (669 KB) The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 1999, Volume 1 (898 KB) The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 1999, Volume 2 (362 KB)

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record.

Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 1999, Volume 3 (122 KB) The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 1 (307 KB)

The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record.

Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 (102 KB) The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Administrative Matters (19 KB)

This document contains the delegations for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Announcements (72 KB)

This document contains the announcements for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Bureau Procedures (21 KB)

This document contains the alternate procedures for subparts for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Bureau Rulings (13 KB)

This document contains the list of rulings for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Cover (39 KB)

This document contains the cover for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Preface (6 KB)

This document contains the preface for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Table of Contents (7 KB)

This document contains the table of contents for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 2 – Treasury Decisions (17 KB)

This document contains the Treasury Decisions for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 (102 KB) The Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Quarterly Bulletin is the authoritative instrument of the Bureau for announcing official rulings and procedures, and for publishing Treasury decisions, legislation, administrative matters, and other items of general interest. It incorporates, into one publication, matters of the Bureau, which are of public record. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Administrative Matters (19 KB)

This document contains the delegations for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Announcements (16 KB)

This document contains the announcements for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Definitions (24 KB)

Rulings and procedures that have an effect on previous rulings or procedures use the enclosed defined terms to describe the effect.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Preface (6 KB)

This document contains the preface for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Subpart B – Tobacco (18 KB)

This document contains the Treasury Decisions in regards to tobacco for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2000, Volume 3 – Subpart C – Firearms (45 KB)

This document contains the Treasury Decisions in regards to firearms for this bulletin.

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