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Title Description Category Document Type
NFA Advisory to FFLs - Scams Using Fraudelent or Manipulated NFA Registration Documents (22 KB)

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is advising the public to be aware of fraudulent National Firearms Act (NFA) tax registration forms being used to sell NFA firearms. Some individuals are presenting altered NFA Form 4’s to prospective buyers in order to obtain a deposit, but never deliver the firearms.

Firearms Report
ATF Proc 2013-1 - Private Firearms Transfers Through FFLs (892 KB)

The purpose of this ATF procedure is to set forth the recordkeeping and National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) procedures for federal firearms licensees (FFLs) who faciliate the transfer of firearms between private unlicensed indiviuals.  This procedure does not apply to pawn transactions, consignment sales, or repairs.

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
Explanation of the Hearing Process (1116 KB)
This is a brochure provides general guidance and an overivew of the hearing process for Federal firearms licensees (FFLs). 
Firearms Guide
2015 Summary: Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen (853 KB)

2015 Summary: Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen

Firearms Report
Curios or Relics List - Update January 2008 through June 2014.pdf (69 KB)
Firearms automatically attain curio or relic (C&R) status when they are 50 years old. Any firearm that is at least 50 years old, and in its original configuration, would qualify as a C&R firearm. It is not necessary for such firearms to be listed in ATF’s C&R list.
Firearms Guide
Safety and Security for Firearm Owners (ATF P 5300.22) (391 KB)
The purpose of firearm safety is to eliminate or minimize the risks of unintentional damage, injury or death caused by improper possession, storage, or handling of a firearm. Firearm owners should handle the firearm safely and protect themselves and the public from the theft, loss or misuse of their firearm.
Firearms Guide
How to Conduct a Firearms Inventory, ATF P 5380.2 (207 KB)
This publication provides guidelines on how to conduct a firearms inventory.
Firearms Guide
FFL Newsletter - September 2016 (168 KB)
In this issue: FFL Advisory - Attempted Thefts of Firearms, NFA Trust "41 F", Theft/Loss in Transit Ruling, and much more!
Firearms Newsletter
Loss Prevention for Firearms Retailers (441 KB)
Loss prevention for firearms retailers. As a firearms retailer you have a risk of burglary, theft, and loss. This guide will help you evaluate the security of your premises and help you develop a strategy for preventing losses.
Firearms Guide
ffl_guide.pdf (2397 KB)

We’ve put together this guide to educate Federal Firearms licensees (FFls) on how to facilitate private party sales of firearms. When individuals decide to use FFls to facilitate the private sale of their firearms, it can enhance public safety, assist law enforcement, and help ensure firearms end up only in the hands of those who are legally allowed to possess them.

Firearms Guide
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
ffl_type_by_state_04102017.pdf (35 KB)

Report of Active Firearms Licenses - License Type by State Statistics - April 2017

Firearms Report
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_alabama.pdf (161 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_alaska.pdf (150 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_american_samoa.pdf (77 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_arizona.pdf (168 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_arkansas.pdf (243 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_california_municipal.pdf (588 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_california.pdf (1321 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_colorado.pdf (204 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes,
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_connecticut.pdf (389 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_delaware.pdf (191 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_district_of_columbia.pdf (305 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
firearms_statutes_and_codes_-_florida.pdf (364 KB)
Firearms Statutes and Codes.
Firearms Guide
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