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Government Documents - Department of Justice: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Guide to publications of the Department of Justice, including crime, prisons, crime scene investigation, offender treatment, law enforcement, and related topics.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is responsible for "the investigation and prevention of federal offenses involving the unlawful use, manufacture, and possession of firearms and explosives; acts of arson and bombings; and illegal trafficking of alcohol and tobacco products. The ATF also regulates, via licensing, the sale, possession, and transportation of firearms, ammunition, and explosives in interstate commerce." Prior to 2003, it was part of the Department of the Treasury and was known as the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.

The Government Documents Collection has a number of congressional hearings, reports, and documents concerning ATF. You can search for these in ProQuest Congressional (UHM login required) and U.S. Congressional Serial Set (UHM login required). We also provide access to general publications, handbooks, manuals, pamphlets, reports, and statistical publications. Major series include:

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