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Title Description Category Document Type
f_4587_5330._4_revision_july_2021_w_watermark.pdf (824 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
All FELs-Oct2021-Open Letter-E-Nicotine Delivery Systems (294 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to provide all federal explosives licensees and permittees guidance on the safe storage of explosive materials. Electronic nicotine delivery systems, or other similar devices, are electronic devices that, through an aerosolized solution, deliver nicotine, flavor, and/or other substances (including non-tobacco products) to the user inhaling from the device. ATF has determined that electronic nicotine delivery systems are spark producing devices. Therefore, they cannot be brought into or within 50 feet of any outdoor explosives storage magazine or within any room containing an indoor magazine.

Explosives Open Letter
ATF Form 5300.3A FFL Out-of-Business Records Request (with watermark) (931 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Louisiana-Jun2021-Open Letter-Lifetime Permit (287 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to advise you that the Louisiana Lifetime Concealed Handgun Permit meets the requirements as an alternative to the NICS check only during the five-year period beginning on the date of issuance of the Lifetime Permit.

Firearms Open Letter
Form 5300.5 (with watermark) (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Form 5400.14/5400.15, Part III (draft with watermark) (737 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
2010-9 - Supporting Documentation for Import Permit Applications (35 KB)

Persons holding a valid Federal firearms license and/or who are registered as importers of articles on the U.S. Munitions Import List importing surplus military defense articles importable as curios or relics, may submit photocopies of the original supporting statements and documents with ATF Form 6, if they certify, under penalties provided by law, that the supporting documentation is true, correct, and complete. Such persons who are authorized under ATF Ruling 2003-6 to file eForm 6, may submit digitally scanned copies of the original supporting statements and documents with eForm 6, if they certify, under penalties provided by law, that the supporting documentation is true, correct, and complete.

Firearms Ruling
f_3310._4_march_2021_new_revision_with_watermark.pdf (817 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
DRAFT - Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking (PACT) Act Registration Form - ATF Form 5070.1 (719 KB) Alcohol & Tobacco Information Collection
ATF Form 9 (5320.9) (843 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5400.13-5400.16_november_2018_with_watermark.pdf (956 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.70_august_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (805 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Form 5400.28 (850 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5300._5_july_2021_revised_with_watermark_.pdf (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
Texas Open Letter - HB 957 (220 KB)

The passage of Texas House Bill 957 (HB957), with an effective date of September 1, 2021, has generated questions from industry members as to how this state law may affect them while engaged in a firearms business activity. HB957 claims to exempt silencers (also known as suppressors) that are manufactured in Texas, and which remain in Texas, from Federal firearms laws and regulations, including the federal registration requirements. However, because HB957 directly conflicts with federal firearms laws and regulations, federal law supersedes HB957. In summary, all provisions of the Gun Control Act (GCA) and the National Firearms Act (NFA), including their corresponding regulations, continue to apply to FFLs and other persons in Texas.

Firearms Open Letter
Colorado Open Letter - HB1298.pdf (221 KB)

Colorado House Bill 1298 (HB1298) establishes a state requirement for an FFL in Colorado to obtain approval, in the form of a “proceed” response, from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation (CBI) prior to any firearm transfers. HB1298 prohibits the CBI from approving a firearm transfer until the CBI determines that its background investigation is complete and that the transfer would not violate federal prohibitions on firearms possession or result in a violation of state law. 

Firearms Open Letter
Missouri- Open Letter To All FFLs- House Bill Number 85, Second Amendment Preservation Act (262 KB)

Missouri House Bill Number 85, Second Amendment Preservation Act (“the Act” or “SAPA”), signed into law by Governor Parson on June 12, 2021, has generated questions from industry members and firearm owners as to how this Missouri state law may affect them while engaged in a firearms business activity or seeking to acquire a firearm. Section 1.420 of the Act states that “federal acts, laws, executive orders, administrative orders, rules, and regulations” falling into five categories of regulations relating to firearms “shall be considered infringements on the people’s right to keep and bear arms, as guaranteed by Amendment II of the Constitution of the United States and Article I, Section 23 of the Constitution of Missouri.” SAPA § 1.420. 

Firearms Open Letter
atf_f_5400.14_5400.15_07192021_with_draft_watermark.pdf (737 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.28_june_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (816 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.26 June 2020 with watermark (774 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 3310.4 (March 2021 revision with watermark) (817 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.70_august_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (805 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
All FFLs-May2006-Open Letter-Flare Inserts-Any Other Weapon (712 KB)
This open letter provides informations regarding the use of an insert/sleeve designed to be installed in an Orion 25mm/12 gauge flare launcher that allows the use of conventional ammunition in these flare launchers.
Firearms Open Letter
California-Apr2013-Open Letter-Completing ATF Forms 4473 While Complying with CA DOJ Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) Transaction Procedures (43 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to provide procedures for completing Firearms Transaction Records, ATF Form 4473, while complying with the California Department of Justice (CA DOJ) Dealer Record of Sale (DROS) transaction procedures.
Firearms Open Letter
2013-3 - Adopting Identification of Firearms (52 KB)
Approved alternate method or procedure for licensed manufacturers and importers of firearms, and makers of NFA firearms, to adopt the serial number, caliber/gauge, and/or model already identified on a firearm without seeking a marking variance, provided all of the conditions in this ruling are met. Licensed manufacturers seeking to adopt all of the required markings, including the original manufacturer’s name and place of origin, must receive an approved variance from ATF.  Supersedes ATF Ruling 75-28, and clarifies ATF Industry Circular 77-20.
Firearms Ruling
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