Category: ATF Rulings

Articles related to Bureau of Alcohol. Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) Rulings and Regulations

ATF Ruling 84-1

ATF Ruling 81-4 – Drop In Auto Sear (DIAS)

Summary: AR15 Drop In Auto Sears (DIAS) manufactured after October 31st, 1981 are considered machine guns and are therefore regulated under the National Firearms Act of 1934. IMPORTANT: Despite this ruling, possession of ANY Drop In Auto Sear along with an AR-15 with some M16 parts, constitutes a machinegun. The Firearm Owner’s Protection Act of […]

FFL - PRIVATE FIREARM TRANSFERS 2017-1 ATF

ATF Procedure 2017-1 – Private Firearm Transfers Through FFLs

Recently the ATF published Procedure 2017-1 (not ATF Ruling 2017-1). ATF Procedure 2017-1 “set[s] forth the record-keeping and National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) procedures for a Federal firearms licensee (FFL) who facilitates the transfer of firearms between private unlicensed individuals.” In this article, we’re going to cover: Basic Background and Requirements for Private […]

July 2017 ATF Newsletter

ATF’s FFL Newsletter – July 2017

The ATF just released their July 2017 newsletter. These ATF newsletters are periodically released to help update the firearms industry on internal ATF news, as well as clarify and/or explain recent ATF rulings. This newsletter covered: Announcement – ATF stands up the National Firearms Act (NFA) Division Firearm Thefts & Burglaries Burglary and Robbery Statistics […]

ATF Firearm Regulations Updated

Federal Firearms Regulations Reference Guide – Updated for 2017

The ATF’s Federal Firearm Regulations Reference Guide (FFRRG) has been updated for 2017! The ATF hasn’t updated the FFRRG since 2014 and if you want to order the outdated copy from the federal government, it’ll cost you $39.95. RocketFFL, the leader in helping you get your FFL and stay compliant and in business once you’ve […]

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ATF Ruling 2016-5

ATF Ruling 2016-5: 18 U.S.C. 845: EXCEPTIONS18 U.S.C. 921: DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE DEFINITION18 U.S.C. 923: IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS26 U.S.C. 5842: IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS26 U.S.C. 5845: DESTRUCTIVE DEVICE DEFINITION27 CFR 478.22: ALTERNATE METHODS OR PROCEDURES27 CFR 478.92: FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION27 CFR 479.26: ALTERNATE METHODS OR PROCEDURES27 CFR 479.102: FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION27 CFR 555.109: IDENTIFICATION OF EXPLOSIVE MATERIALS 27 CFR […]

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ATF Ruling 2015-1

ATF Ruling 2015-1 was published by the ATF on January 2, 2015. You can view, download, and save the PDF of ATF Ruling 2015-1 by clicking on the image of the ruling. For your convenience, I have also included the full text of the ruling in this update. Summary: Any business which allows customers to […]

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ATF Ruling 2010-10

ATF Ruling 2010-10: 18 U.S.C. 921(a): DEFINITIONS18 U.S.C. 922(a)(1)(A): LICENSES REQUIRED18 U.S.C. 923(a): LICENSES REQUIRED18 U.S.C. 923(i): IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS 27 CFR 478.11: DEFINITIONS27 CFR 478.41(a): LICENSES REQUIRED27 CFR 478.92: IDENTIFICATION OF FIREARMS Any person licensed as a dealer-gunsmith who repairs, modifies, embellishes, refurbishes, or installs parts in or on firearms (frames, receivers, or otherwise) […]

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