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.

Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
1968-28-Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (2230 KB)

This circular announces the transfer of the Arms Import Control Program from the Secretary of State to the Secretary of the Treasury.

Firearms Industry Circular
1970-14-Importation of Firearms, Ammunition and Implements of War (3268 KB)

This circular announces the issuance of a  new Treasury Department regulation, Part 180 of Title 26, Code of Federal Regulations, entitled Importation of Arms, Ammunition and Implements of War.

Firearms 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
1985-11-Surplus Military Firearms Frames or Receivers (653 KB)

This circular announces that ATF will allow the importation of surplus military curio or relic firearms that were previously prohibited from importation by 18 U.S.C. section 925(d)(3).

Firearms Industry Circular
1986-15-Armor Piercing Ammunition (841 KB)

This circular announces that the President signed Public Law 99-408, on August 28, 1986.  This law regulates the manufacture, importation and sale of armor piercing ammunition.

Firearms Industry Circular
1986-8-Curio and Relic Updates (1195 KB)

This circular announces an addition of firearms that have been classified as curios and relics during the period January 1985 through March 1986.

Firearms Industry Circular
2015 Summary: Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen (853 KB)

2015 Summary: Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen

Firearms Report
2019 Firearms Commerce Report (1132 KB)

Firearms Commerce Statistical Update - 2019

Firearms Report
2020 Firearms Commerce Report (2914 KB)

2020 Firearms Commerce Report in the United States.

Firearms Report
2021 Firearms Commerce Report (919 KB)

2021 Firearms Commerce Report in the United States.

Firearms Report
Advisory Opinion on Licensing for Certain Gun Show Sellers (778 KB)
This letter provides additional guidance on licensing for persons engaged in selling firearms at in-state gun shows.
Firearms Guide
AFMER 2020 Final Report Cover Sheet (195 KB) Firearms Report
AFMER 2020 Final Web Report (398 KB)

Excel spreadsheet with final 2020 AFMER report data.

Firearms Report
AFMER 2021 Final Web Report (441 KB)

Excel spreadsheet with final 2021 AFMER report data.

Firearms Report
Alabama - State Report (2237 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
Alabama Firearms Statutes and Codes (470 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Alaska - State Report (2427 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Gun Intelligence and Analysis - Volume Two

Firearms Report
Alaska Firearms Statutes and Codes (272 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
American Samoa - State Report - Territories (4032 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Guns - Volume Two Report

Firearms Report
American Samoa Firearms Statutes and Codes (188 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Arizona - State Report (2557 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Gun Intelligence and Analysis - Volume Two

Firearms Report
Arizona Firearms Statutes and Codes (436 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
Arkansas - State Report (2718 KB)

National Firearms Commerce and Trafficking Assessment (NFCTA): Crime Gun Intelligence and Analysis - Volume Two

Firearms Report
Arkansas Firearms Statutes and Codes (271 KB)

From the 34th Edition of State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms (ATF P 5300.5)

Firearms Guide
ATF Disclosure Of Firearms Trace Data (ATF P 3312.11) (177 KB)
This brochure clarifies ATF's disclosure policy regarding trace data.
Firearms Guide
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