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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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
ATF I 5300.23A — Important Notice to Dealers and Other Participants at Gun Shows, Revised October 2016 – This is a foldable pamphlet (215 KB)
This notice applies to activities permitted at bona fide gun shows, as defined in Title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Section 478.100. Federal firearms licensees ("FFLs" or "Dealers") may only sell firearms at gun shows within the State in which their licensed premise is located.
 
Firearms Guide
Gun Shows: Brady Checks and Crime Gun Traces (1/99) (220 KB)
The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady Act) provides crucial information about firearms buyers to Federal firearms licensees (FFLs), but does not help nonlicensees to identify prohibited purchasers. Under the Brady Act, FFLs contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) to ensure that a purchaser is not a felon or otherwise prohibited from possessing firearms. Until the Brady Act was passed, the only way an FFL could determine whether a purchaser was a felon or other person prohibited from possessing firearms was on the basis of the customer's self-certification.
Resource Center Guide
Progress Report - Study of Marking, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials (Taggant Study) (97) (195 KB)

The Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (the Act) was enacted on April 24, 1996. Section 732 of the Act mandates the Secretary of the Treasury (the Secretary) to conduct a study of: the tagging of explosive materials, rendering common chemicals used to manufacture explosive materials inert, imposing controls on certain precursor chemicals and, State licensing requirements for the purchase and use of commercial high explosives. On September 30, 1996, an amendment included in the Omnibus Consolidated Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Amendment) provided the necessary funding for the study and added a requirement that the Secretary, in consultation with the Attorney General, concurrently report to Congress on the possible use and exploitation of new prevention technologies.

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Progress Report - Study of Marking, Rendering Inert, and Licensing of Explosive Materials - 1998 (210 KB)

The ESG is continuing to analyze statistical data on explosives-related incidents as reported in ATF’s annual Arson and Explosives Incidents Report (AEIR), in order to assess the overall threat to the American public posed by the criminal use of explosives. This analysis is directed toward identifying regulatory weaknesses that create vulnerability, as well as determining where the application of detection and identification technology may have the greatest impact in preventing and solving criminal acts.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Administrative Matters (59 KB)

This document contains the delegations for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Announcements (19 KB)

This document contains the announcements for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Cover (1078 KB)

This document contains the cover for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Definitions (16 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 2002, Volume 1 – Legislation (11 KB)

This document contains the legislation for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Preface (7 KB)

This document contains the preface for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Table of Contents (11 KB)

This document contains the table of contents for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 3 - Definitions (24 KB) This document is a list of terms and definitions used in the bulletin. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Subpart A - Alcohol (48 KB)

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

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 3 - Preface (14 KB) This is the preface for the bulletin. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Subpart C - Firearms (52 KB)

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

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 3 - Table of Contents (25 KB) This is the table of contents for the bulletin. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 1 – Subpart D - Administrative (59 KB)

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

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 3 – Treasury Decisions Sub A (87 KB)

Under the Federal Alcohol Administration Act (FAA Act) (27 U.S.C. 201 et seq.), wine labels must provide the consumer “with adequate information as to the identity  and quality” of the product. The FAA Act also requires that the information appearing on wine labels not mislead the consumer. To help carry out these statutory requirements, ATF has issued regulations, including those that designate grape varieties.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Administrative Matters (48 KB)

This document contains the delegations for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Announcements (155 KB)

This document contains the announcements for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Bureau Rulings (49 KB)

This document contains the list of rulings for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Cover (44 KB) This is the cover of the bulletin. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Definitions (25 KB) This document is a list of terms and definitions used in the bulletin. Resource Center Report
ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Legislation (28 KB)

This document contains the legislation for this bulletin.

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ATF Quarterly Bulletin 2002, Volume 2 – Preface (14 KB)

This document contains the preface for this bulletin.

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