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Titlesort descending Description Category Document Type
New Mexico-Feb1994-Open Letter-Implementation of Brady Law Requirements (35 KB) The purpose of this open letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in New Mexico the requirements of the Brady Law.  Firearms Open Letter
New Mexico-Nov1998-Open Letter-Correction Notice-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (987 KB)
This correction notice is to advise all New Mexico Federal firearms licensees that the New Mexico Department of Public Safety will no longer participate as the NICS point of contact.
Firearms Open Letter
New Mexico-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (84 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in New Mexico of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. 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
New York-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (114 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-Apr2000-Open Letter-Correction Notice-Qualifying Permit Alternatives to NICS Check (103 KB)
The provisions of North Dakota law regarding the issuance of concealed weapons permits were recently amended.  Based on these changes, concealed weapons permits issued on or after December 1, 1999, will now qualify as alternatives to a NICS check at the time of transfer.
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
north-carolina-oct1998-openletter-permanent_provisions_of_the_brady_law.pdf (713 KB) October 1991 Open Letter to all FFL's regarding Brady Law. Firearms Open Letter
Northern Mariana Islands-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (50 KB) The purpose of this letter is to advise Federal firearms licensees in the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands of their responsibilities under the permanent provisions of the Brady law. Firearms Open Letter
Northern Mariana Islands-Oct2005-Open Letter-Northern Mariana Island Weapons Identification (39 KB)
This open letter informs Northern Mariana Island Federal firearms licensees that beginning October 19, 2005, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island Weapons Identification Card Permits no longer qualifies as an alternative to a National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) check.
Firearms Open Letter
Northrop Grumman Granting Relief of Disabilities (2011R-13T) (45 KB)

Northrop Grumman Guidance and Electronics Company, Inc. (NGGECI) (formerly Litton Systems, Inc.), a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation (NGC), has been granted relief from the disabilities imposed by Federal laws by the Director of ATF with respect to the acquisition, transfer, receipt, shipment, or possession of firearms.

Firearms General Notice
Ohio-May2016-Open Letter-Ohio's Concealed Handgun License Qualifies as Alternative to Background Check Requirement (63 KB)
The purpose of this open letter is to advise all Ohio FFLs that Ohio's concealed handgun license qualifies as an alternative to the background check requirement.
Firearms Open Letter
Ohio-Oct1998-Open Letter-Permanent Provisions of the Brady Law (472 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 (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
omb_1140-0104_atf_f_3311._4_may_2017_with_watermark.pdf (855 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to the Application for Alternate Means of Identification of Firearms(s) (Marking Variance)-ATF Form 3311.4, to provide a uniform mean for industry members with a valid Federal importer or manufacturer License, to request firearms marking variance.

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
omb_1140-0104_atf_f_3311._4_may_2017_with_watermark.pdf (855 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
omb_1140-0105_atf_f_8620.65_november_2019_with_watermark.pdf (733 KB)

The proposed information collection pertains to other Federal, state and local agencies requesting ATF Background Investigation Information. They must make their request by using ATF Form 8620.65, “Request for ATF Background Investigation Information.”

Rules and Regulations Information Collection
omb_1140-0105_atf_f_8620.65_november_2019_with_watermark.pdf (733 KB) Rules and Regulations Information Collection
omb_1140-xxxx_atf_f_3252._4_september_2019_with_watermark.pdf (794 KB)

 The proposed information collection pertains to the Initial Suitability Request-ATF Form 3254.4 used by ATF’s confidential informant (CI) handlers to collect personally identifiable information, criminal history and other background information, in order to determine an individual’s suitability to serve as an ATF CI.

Firearms Information Collection
Open Letter Federal Firearms Licensees Ready Ability (238 KB)

The purpose of this open letter is to remind all Federal firearms licensees (FFL) of their ready ability to enhance public safety and assist law enforcement by encouraging and facilitating transfers of firearms between private individuals through their businesses.

Firearms Open Letter
Oregon-Dec2000-Open Letter-Notice of Amendment for All Oregon Firearms Background Checks (101 KB)
The provision of Oregon State law regarding all firearms background checks was recently amended. Effective December 8, 2000, the Oregon State Police will act as the point of contact for all firearms background checks (handguns and long guns).
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
Pennsylvania-Dec2005-Open Letter-Private Transfers of Firearms and Using NICS or the Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) (37 KB)
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has received questions from firearms dealers in Pennsylvania concerning the use of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS)/Pennsylvania Instant Check System (PICS) to do background checks of people who are acquiring firearms from other nonlicensees in what are commonly called “private transfers.”
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
Public Advisory to All Michigan FFLs 03-03-20 (567 KB)

The purpose of this public safety advisory is to advise all Michigan federal firearms licensees (FFLs) of an important change to the procedure they must follow to comply with the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act (Brady law), 18 U.S.C. § 922(t), when transferring a firearm to an unlicensed person.

Firearms Open Letter
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