- Nov 15, 2006
- Western PRofMA
ATF Firearms Industry Operations Manual Obtained via GOA FOIA Request
Springfield, VA–-(Ammoland.com)- Gun Owners of America has obtained the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives [ATF]Industry Operations Manual used by Industry Operations Inspectors (IOI). The gun-rights group received a copy of the document after submitting multiple Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request the federal law enforcement agency.
The Firearms Industry Operations Manual provides the rules and guidelines used by “Industry Operations Investigators.” These are the investigators that make up the regulatory side of ATF. They are responsible for examining and investigating the records kept by gun dealers on customer's firearms purchases nationwide.
I'm not an FFL - but I'm curious what some of our resident FFLs think of the ATFs manual on inspection. The linked article above has a link to the complete document, and I've attached the PDF to this post. I do have a Curio & Relic license, which is covered by this inspection manual as well. I haven't read the whole thing yet but what I have is surprisingly straightforward.