ATF Changes 4473

Privately Made Firearm Code Added to New 4473

Updates include new fields for residency and type of firearm.

Quarterly Gun Sales Record Set

Of the 4,645,609 names processed through FBI’s National Instant Criminal Check System (NICS) in March, roughly 2.2 million were related to the purchase or transfer of a firearm, according to Small Arms Analytics & Forecasting (SAAF).

Changes Coming to ATF Form 4473

The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATFE) is accepting public comment on proposed changes to Form 4473—used to process NICS background checks during the transfer of a gun—until Feb. 24.

SIG Sauer Introduces SB15 Pistol Stabilizing Brace for Buffer-Tube Equipped Pistols

BATFE approval letter included, and a portion of proceeds will benefit Honored American Veterans Afield.

Embattled ATF Director to Step Down

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will be looking for a new director now that B. Todd Jones has tendered his resignation.

Administration Steps Back From Ammo Ban Proposal, For Now

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has shelved plans to ban common AR-15 fodder.

Administration Moves to Ban Common AR-15 Ammo

In a move that could suppress the acquisition, ownership and use of AR-15s and other .223-caliber general-purpose rifles, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosive (BATFE) this week revealed its intentions to ban commonly used M855 ball ammunition while depicting it as "armor piercing ammunition."

Gun Running Exposed

An inside look at another botched ATF operation on our southern border.

Old Dominion Leads Country in Machine Gun Ownership

Among the myriad federal firearms laws currently enforced in the U.S., fewer are more commonly misunderstood by the general public or mischaracterized by the mainstream media than those concerning the private ownership of fully automatic guns.

Notorious Criminal's Revolver Made BATFE-Compliant

In an interesting twist, BATFE helps make an otherwise untransferable firearm legal, preserving a piece of history in the process.

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