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Title Description Category Document Type
Alaska-Jun2012-Open Letter-Identification Showing Residence is Neither a Street Address or Rural Route and Box Number (100 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance to Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) in Alaska regarding firearms transferees whose government issued identification documents indicate a residence address that is neither a street address nor a rural route and box number address. 
Firearms Open Letter
Vermont-Dec2000-Open Letter-Notice of Amendment for Vermont Firearms Background Checks (735 KB)
The State of Vermont has advised us that effective February 1, 2002, it will no longer act as a point of contact for NICS checks.  In the absence of any further Vermont legislation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will assume responsibility for conducting NICS checks for firearms transactions in Vermont on February 1, 2002.
Firearms Open Letter
South Carolina-Dec1998-Open Letter-Correction Notice-Change to South Carolina Background Check Procedures (145 KB) This correction notice provides information regarding a change in the background check procedures for firearms transfers by all South Carolina Federal firearms licensees (FFLs).  Firearms Open Letter
Oregon-Nov1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (914 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Oregon of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
All FELs-Nov2011-Open Letter-Clarify the Definition of "display fireworks" in the Federal Explosives Regulations (72 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to clarify the definition of "display fireworks" in the Federal explosives regulations. 
Explosives Open Letter
New Jersey-Dec1998-Open Letter-Correction Notice-Change to New Jersey Background Check Procedure (659 KB)
The correction notice corrects an error found in the ATF open letter, dated November 10, 1998, regarding the point of contact for background checks firearm transfers. 
Firearms Open Letter
New Hampshire-Nov1998-Open Letter-Change to New Hampshire Background Check Procedures (1510 KB)
This correction notice is an update to the original background check letter, dated October 28, 1998.  The State of New Hampshire has elected to participate as a NICS point of contact for handguns.
Firearms Open Letter
Idaho-Oct1998-Firearms-Establishment of National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) (841 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to advise you of an important change to the procedure you may follow to comply with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, when transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person. This open letter supersedes the document by the same title, posted on April 8, 2010. Firearms Open Letter
Wyoming-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (772 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Wyoming of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Wisconsin-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (695 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Wisconsin of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Virginia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (732 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Virginia of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
Vermont-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (638 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Vermont of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Utah-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (801 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Utah of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
Texas-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (874 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Texas of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
Tennessee-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (461 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Tennessee of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law.

Firearms Open Letter
Rhode Island-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (648 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Rhode Island of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Pennsylvania-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (780 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Pennsylvania of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Oklahoma-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (826 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Oklahoma of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Montana-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (776 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Montana of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Missouri-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (817 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Missouri of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Maryland-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (1008 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Maryland of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Guam-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (880 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Guam of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Florida-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (985 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Florida of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
District of Columbia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (916 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in the District of Columbia of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Connecticut-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (821 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in Connecticut of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
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