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Title Description Category Document Type
Montana-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Nebraska-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
New York-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
North Dakota-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
Ohio-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
Oklahoma-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Pennsylvania-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Rhode Island-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
South Dakota-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
Tennessee-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Texas-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Virgin Islands-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
Utah-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Virginia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Washington-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
West Virginia-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 KB)

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

Firearms Open Letter
Wisconsin-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
Wyoming-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (45 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
All FFLs-Dec2002-Open Letter-Homeland Security Act of 2002 - ATF Moves to the Department of Justice (26 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to provide you with information on a provision of the recently enacted Homeland Security Act of 2002. This provision moves most of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) from the Department of the Treasury to the Department of Justice effective January 24, 2003.

Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-July2002-Open Letter-Importer Dealer Sales Samples (42 KB)

This open letter contains information about recent changes that may affect your day-to-day operations and/or long range plans regarding dealer sales samples of machineguns.

Firearms Open Letter
Kentucky-July2006-Open Letter-Kentucky Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon License Qualifies as Alternative to NICS Check (36 KB)

The purpose of this letter is to advise you that the Kentucky Carry Concealed Deadly Weapon License (CCDWL) issued on or after July 12, 2006, will qualify as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.

Firearms Open Letter
Georgia-July2006-Open Letter-Georgia's Concealed Weapons Permit Again Qualifies as Alternative to NICS Check (38 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to advise you of an important change to the procedure you may follow beginning July 1, 2006. On this day, Georgia’s Concealed Weapons Permit (CWP) will again qualify as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. Accordingly, the October 17, 2005, Open Letter to Georgia Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) is superseded.
Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-May2006-Open Letter-New E-mail Service Available to Federal Firearms Licensees (26 KB)

ATF is offering Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) a new option to receive ATF information by e-mail. This voluntary service will allow FFLs to receive newsletters, open letters, and important notices by e-mail.

Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-Apr2006-Open Letter-Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 (32 KB)
This open letter serves to notify Federal firearms licensees that the Child Safety Lock Act of 2005 makes it generally unlawful for “any licensed importer, manufacturer, or dealer to sell, deliver, or transfer any handgun to any person, other than another licensee, unless the transferee (buyer) is provided with a secure gun storage or safety device for that handgun.”
Firearms Open Letter
Michigan-Mar2006-Open Letter-Michigan’s Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) Qualify as Alternative to NICS Check (38 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to advise you of an important change to the procedure you may follow beginning March 24, 2006. Michigan’s Concealed Pistol Licenses (CPLs) issued on or after November 22, 2005 will qualify as an alternative to a NICS check. The 1998 Open Letter to Michigan Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) is superseded in regards to the information on “Alternatives to a NICS check.”
Firearms Open Letter
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