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Title Description Category Document Type
Implementation of Public Law 105-277 Relating to Secure Gun Storage, Amended Definition of “Antique Firearm,” and Miscellaneous Amendments (99R 125P) (247 KB)

The Department of Justice proposes amending the regulations of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF), to codify into regulation certain provisions of Public Law 105-277, Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999.  The proposed rule would amend ATF’s regulations to account for the existing statutory requirement for applicants for firearms dealer licenses to certify that secure gun storage or safety devices will be available at any place where firearms are sold under the license to nonlicensed individuals, and amend definitions of certain terms, including an amended definition of “antique firearm,” to include certain muzzle loading firearms. 

Rules and Regulations Rulemaking
All FFLs Jun 2008 - Open Letter - Clarification for Firearms Importers on the Importablility of Firearms Barrels (179 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance to federally licensed firearms importers and registered importers of U.S. Munitions Import List Articles and clarification on the importability of firearms barrels under 18 U.S.C § 925(d)(3).

Rules and Regulations Open Letter
Recordkeeping Regulations - Technical Amendment to 27 CFR 478.125 (54 KB)

This final rule makes technical amendments to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) regulations in title 27 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) pertaining to certain firearms recordkeeping requirements in 27 CFR 478.125 and 478.125a to provide clarity and enhance uniformity.  The technical changes are being made in the wording of three tables to reflect the same wording in the body of the regulations associated with the tables regarding the required description of firearms for recordkeeping purposes

Rules and Regulations Rulemaking
West Virginia-Jun2016-Open Letter - To All West Virginia FFLs regarding HB4145 (45 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance concerning West Virginia House Bill (HB) 4145 as it concerns the provisional licenses made eligible to West Virginia residents aged 18-20.

Firearms Open Letter
puerto-rico-oct1998-openletter-permanent_provisions_of_the_brady_law.pdf (69 KB)

Open Letter to All FFL's regarding Brady Law.

Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-July2004-Open Letter-3rd Anniversary of September 11th Attack (29 KB)

 It will be 3 years this September since America was attacked. We at ATF remain vigilant, but we are requesting your assistance in our national effort to prevent terrorism.

Firearms Open Letter
List of Explosive Materials - 2003 (54 KB)

Notice of List of Explosive Materials. Two additions: Tetrazole explosives, and Ammonium perchlorate having particle size less than 15 microns.

Explosives General Notice
List of Explosive Materials - 2009 (60 KB)

Notice of List of Explosive Materials.  Removes ammonium perchlorate composite propellant (APCP)

Explosives General Notice
List of Explosive Materials - 2013 (54 KB)

Notice of List of Explosive Materials. One addition: Black powder substitutes

Explosives General Notice
1216-ffl-list-guam.xlsx (16 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-hawaii.xlsx (28 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-idaho.xlsx (151 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-illinois.xlsx (309 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-guam.txt (4 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-hawaii.txt (17 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-idaho.txt (160 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-illinois.txt (342 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-indiana.xlsx (227 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-iowa.xlsx (200 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-kansas.xlsx (175 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-kentucky.xlsx (217 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-louisiana.xlsx (191 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-indiana.txt (253 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-iowa.txt (212 KB) Firearms
1216-ffl-list-kansas.txt (185 KB) Firearms
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