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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
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
Federal Firearms Licensee (FFL) Newsletter - June 2021 (943 KB)

What's in this issue: What is a Straw Purchase; Silencer Markings and Registration Requirements; Changes to ATF Form 4473; State of Residence and Identification; NICS Alternative Permits and Age Restrictions;  Medical Marijuana and CBD Products; Private Party Sales; Internet Sales; Firearm Raffles; Firearm Registry; Variance Requests and the Approval Process; Special Occupational Tax Requirement – Business Locations; Reminders – Renewals / RPs / FFLC Address / AFMER ; and NFA Forms Processing Times

Firearms Newsletter
Indiana Firearms Statutes and Codes (382 KB)

State of Indiana Firearms Laws and Public Ordinances

Firearms Guide
California Municipal Firearms Statutes and Codes (3328 KB)
California Municipal Firearms Statutes and Codes (A-L)
Firearms Guide
Idaho Firearms Statutes and Codes (238 KB) Firearms Guide
Hawaii Firearms Statutes and Codes (289 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Guam Firearms Statutes and Codes (208 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Georgia Firearms Statutes and Codes (368 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Florida Firearms Statutes and Codes (743 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Arkansas Firearms Statutes and Codes (271 KB)
Arkansas Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
District of Columbia Firearms Statutes and Codes (564 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Delaware Firearms Statutes and Codes (291 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Connecticut Firearms Statutes and Codes (641 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Colorado Firearms Statutes and Codes (723 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
Arizona Firearms Statutes and Codes (436 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
American Samoa Firearms Statutes and Codes (188 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (272 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (470 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Ohio Firearms Statutes and Codes (6054 KB) Firearms Guide
Virginia Firearms Statutes and Codes (412 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
Texas Firearms Statutes and Codes (582 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
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
2021R-05 - Preliminary Regulatory Analysis and Initial Regulatory Flexibility Analysis (426 KB) Rules and Regulations Report
ATF Industry Circular 1985-2: Importation of National Firearms Act Curio and Relic Firearms (691 KB)

This circular provides information concerning the importation of National Firearms Act (NFA) firearms for use as a sample for sales to law enforcement agencies when such firearms have been determined to be curios or relics.

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
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