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 They may also be rescinded or modified at ATF’s discretion.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

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NFA Advisory to FFLs - Scams Using Fraudulent 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
newyork051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
New York Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1742 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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New Mexico Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1469 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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New Jersey Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1493 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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New Hampshire Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1491 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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Nevada Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1717 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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netf-et-advisory-public.pdf (298 KB) Baltimore Field Division Joint Press Release - Public Advisory on Exploding Targets (May 29, 2015) News Report
Nebraska Firearms Trace Data - 2014 (1755 KB) This brochure contains trace data from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014. About ATF Report
National Tracing Center – Information for Law Enforcement Agencies (ATF P 3312.7) (200 KB)
What is the National Tracing Center Division (NTC)?  The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives' (ATF) National Tracing Center Division (NTC) is the only organization authorized to trace U.S. and foreign manufactured firearms for international, Federal, State and local law enforcement agencies. 
Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – Information for Industry Members (ATF P 3312.10) (314 KB)
This is an informational pamphlet for Federal firearms licensees (FFL) to provide you information about ATF's Out-of-Business Records Center, the Multiple Sales forms, and reporting theft or loss of firearms from inventory. 
Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – eTrace – Rastreo y Análisis de Armas de Fuego por Internet (995 KB)

¿Qué es eTrace?

ATF extiende su continuo compromiso con la comunidad policial ofreciéndole un sistema de rastreo de armas de fuego sin papel y fácilmente accesible a través de Internet. Este sistema, conocido como eTrace, ofrece las herramientas necesarias para enviar, recuperar, guardar e investigar toda la información relacionada con el rastreo de un arma de fuego que su agencia esté manejando.

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center - Información para las Oficinas Policiales (ATF P 3312.7 SP) (1146 KB)

¿Qué es la División del Centro Nacional de Rastreo (NTC)?  La División del Centro de Rastreo Nacional (NTC) del Agencia de Alcohol, Tabaco, Armas de Fuego y Explosivos es la única organización autorizada a rastrear armas de fuego de fabricación nacional y extranjera para las agencias policiales internacionales, federales, estatales y locales.

Firearms Guide
National Tracing Center – eTrace – Internet-based Firearms Tracing and Analysis (ATF P 3312.9) (998 KB)
ATF provides a paperless firearm trace submission system that is readily accessible through the internet known as eTrace. It provides the necessary utilities for submitting, retrieving, storing, and querying all firearms trace related information.
Firearms Guide
National Firearms Act Branch (ATF P 5320.6) (1648 KB) This brochure provides information about ATF's National Firearms Act (NFA) Branch. Firearms Guide
Montana Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1569 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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Missouri Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1787 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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Mississippi Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1914 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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Misdemeanor Crimes of Domestic Violence and Federal Firearms Prohibitions (ATF I 3310.3) (113 KB)
A qualifying court order may be issued by a criminal court or civil court, such as divorce court, family court, magistrate or general jurisdiction court.  The following list enumerates the elements that define a qualifying protection order under the Federal firearms prohibition.
Resource Center Guide
Minnesota Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1569 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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michigan051017.pdf (59 KB) May 2017 Location of Abandoned/Unclaimed property by state. Resource Center Report
Michigan Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1771 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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Memorandum of the Pledge to Applicants (388 KB)

The Office of Personnel Management, in conjunction with the Partnership for Public Service, has issued a pledge to those individuals seeking jobs with the Federal Government. The Department  of Justice fully supports this pledge and will strive to fulfill all of its components. To attract talented people to the service of the Nation, we believe the application process should enable rather than deter job seekers. To that end, we will work to ensure a process that reflects these principles.

Careers Report
Memorandum of Merit System Principles and Prohibited Personnel Practices (916 KB)

The fundamental under girding of the entire Federal Human Resources Management system is the Merit System Principles.  The Merit System Principles can be described as the core values that should be expressed in every human resources decision. There are nine Merit System Principles, which can be found in Section 2301(b) of title 5, US.C.

Careers Report
Massachusetts Firearms Trace Data – 2014 (1883 KB)

This brochure contains trace data related information from January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014.

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