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Title Description Category Document Type
Tennessee-July2009-Open Letter-Passage of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act (74 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance on your obligations as a Federal firearms licensee (“FFL”) with respect to the the passage of the Tennessee Firearms Freedom Act that took effect on June 19, 2009. 
Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-May2008-Open Letter-Procedual Guidance for Licensed and/or Registered Importers for ATF Form 6A (300 KB) This open letter is a reminder of the procedures to follow when completing ATF Form 6A as outlined in 27 CFR 478.112 and on the instruction page of the form. Firearms Open Letter
National-Jan2008-Open Letter-Submitting Payments to ATF (88 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to provide notification that the ATF will be switching to electronic funds processing (ECP) for all payments received by the agency.
Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-June2007-Open Letter-Post Office (P.O.) Boxes or Rural Route Numbers as a Residence Address (296 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to provide guidance regarding firearms transferees whose only identification documents indicate only Post Office Box or Rural Route number as a residence address. Firearms Open Letter
Kentucky-Jun2007-Open Letter-Amendment to What was Formerly Known as Kentucky’s Contiguous State Law (250 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to advise that the recent amendment to what was formerly known as Kentucky’s contiguous state law has no effect on Federal firearms laws and regulations.
Firearms Open Letter
Tribal Law Enforcement-July2006-Open Letter-Misdemeanor Crime of Domestic Violence (375 KB)
This letter is to provide information to tribal law enforcement departments regarding the Omnibus Consolidation Appropriations Act of 1997.  This Act made it unlawful for any person convicted of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) to ship, transport, possess, or receive firearms or ammunitions.
Firearms Open Letter
New York-May2006-Open Letter-New York's License to Carry and Possess Handguns No Longer Qualifies as Alternative to NICS Check (91 KB)
The purpose of this letter is to advise New York Federal firearms licensees that the New York license to carry and possess handguns  no longer qualifies as an alternative to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check. 
Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-July2005-Open Letter-Importation of U.S. Manufactured Surplus Military Firearms Classified as Curios or Relics (101 KB) This Open Letter is to advise all Federal Firearms Licensees and registered importers of U.S. munitions import list articles that ATF was advised by the Department of State, on a case-by-case basis, permit the retransfer of U.S. manufacturing military firearms that were sold or granted by the United States Government classified by ATF as curios or relics. Firearms Open Letter
All FFLs-July2005-Open Letter-Department of State Rescinded Sanctions on Trade in Defense Articles and Services from South Africa (71 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to inform licensed firearms importers and registered importers of U.S. Munitions Import List Articles that the United States Department of State has rescinded the sanctions on trade in defense articles and services from South Africa. Firearms Open Letter
ATF Form 6310.1 with watermark - 3/31/2021 (747 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.56_january_2021_with_watermark.pdf (757 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.28 Revision (October 2020) with watermark (844 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.28 Revision October 2020 with watermark (850 KB) Explosives Information Collection
2021R-05 - Notice of Proposed Rulemaking - Definition of Frame or Receiver (1383 KB) Rules and Regulations Rulemaking
F 8620.26 June 2020 with watermark (774 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.26 June 2020 with watermark (774 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 6NIA 5330.3D Revision October 2020 with watermark (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 6A 5330.3C revision October 2020 with watermark (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 5400.5 March 2020 final OMB approval with watermark (808 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6a5330._3c_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf (827 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_5000.29_environmental_information_with_watermark.pdf (735 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_6nia_5330._3d_revision_october_2020_with_watermark.pdf.pdf (842 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.59 - April 2020 with watermark (782 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
F 8620.44 (Nov. 2020) with watermark (749 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
f_8620.28_june_2020_approved_with_watermark.pdf (816 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
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