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Encyclopedia > Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
U.S. Firearms
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Assault weapons ban
BATFE (law enforcement)
Brady Handgun Act
Federal Firearms License
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Gun Control Act of 1968
Gun control by state
Gun politics in the U.S.
National Firearms Act
Second Amendment
Straw purchase
Sullivan Act (New York)
Violent Crime Control Act

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (BATF) is a law enforcement agency within the United States Department of Justice. Its responsibilities include enforcing certain federal laws, administering certain federal crime prevention programs, protecting the public and reducing violent crime. // Legal Topics Primary Organizations Liberty Belles Prominent individuals Advocates of firearms Gary Kleck Charlton Heston Wayne LaPierre John Lott Ted Nugent Advocates of firearms control Darrell Scotts Congressoinal Speech Michael D. Barnes Michael Bellesiles James Brady Sarah Brady Tom Diaz Arthur Kellermann Michael Moore (Bowling for Columbine) Josh Sugarmann... The Federal Assault Weapons Ban, or AWB, was a provision of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a federal law of the United States that included a prohibition on the sale of semiautomatic assault weapons manufactured after the date of the bans enactment. ... The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, also known as the Brady Bill, was passed by Congress and signed into law by President Bill Clinton on November 30, 1993. ... // A Federal Firearms License, or FFL, is a license that enables an individual or a company to engage in a business that pertains to the production or sale of firearms and firearm ammunition. ... Firearm case law are numerous in United States history. ... The Gun Control Act of 1968 (also known as GCA, and codified as Chapter 44 of Title 18, United States Code) is a federal law in the United States that broadly regulates the firearms industry and firearms owners. ... Many US states have legislated their own gun control laws, independent of existing federal gun control. ... The political issues surrounding guns in the United States is an especially contentious topic in the United States. ... The National Firearms Act is an American federal law passed in 1934 that mandates the registration of all Title II weapons - that is, all sound suppressors or silencers, all fully-automatic and burst-fire firearms, all rifles with a barrel length less than 16 inches (406 mm) (SBR) and shotguns... Amendment II (the Second Amendment) of the United States Constitution, which is part of the Bill of Rights, protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms. ... A straw purchase is a situation in which a buyer uses an intermediary (a straw purchaser) through which to acquire one or more firearms from a licensed firearms dealer. ... The Sullivan Act is a controversial gun control law in Americas largest city of New York. ... The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994) is a piece of legislation, passed by the US Congress, which expanded Federal law in several ways. ... For the band, see The Police. ... Justice Department redirects here. ...


The BATF enforces Federal laws and regulations relating to alcohol, tobacco products, firearms, explosives, and arson. It also is the program source for GREAT or Gang Resistance Education and Training. In general usage, alcohol (from Arabic al-ghawl الغول) refers almost always to ethanol, also known as grain alcohol, and often to any beverage that contains ethanol (see alcoholic beverage). ... Species N. glauca N. longiflora N. rustica N. sylvestris N. tabacum Ref: ITIS 30562 as of August 26, 2005 Tobacco (, L.) refers to a genus of broad-leafed plants of the nightshade family indigenous to North and South America or to the dried and cured leaves. ... An assortment of modern firearms using fixed ammunition, including military assult rifles, a sporting shotgun (fourth from bottom), and a tactical shotgun (third from bottom). ... This article is concerned solely with chemical explosives. ... The Skyline Parkway Motel in Afton, Virginia after an arson fire on July 9, 2004. ... Great Can refer to size or Greatness Can refer to GREAT or Gang Resistance Education and Training Can refer to GREAT supermarket in Hong Kong Can refer to a measure of goodness This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same... Gang Resistance Education and Training provides a school-based, peace officer instructed program that includes classroom instruction and various learning activities, the use of law enforcement officers having several advantages. ...


Two incidents in the early 1990s brought criticism to the agency, the Branch Davidian raid in Waco, Texas, and the incident at Ruby Ridge. In both cases, the FBI later took over what had begun as BATF operations. The Branch Davidians are a religious group originating from the Seventh-day Adventist church. ... Waco is the county seat of McLennan County, Texas. ... Ruby Ridge is a remote mountainous area in the northern Idaho Panhandle, known for a confrontation in August 1992 between a family living there and agents of the US federal government. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a Federal police force which is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ...


On November 25, 2002, the Homeland Security Act of 2002 split the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms/more commonly the BATF, into two different parts. November 25 is the 329th (in leap years the 330th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is a Cabinet department of the federal government of the United States that is concerned with protecting Americas people from harm and its property from damage. ...

The changes took effect in March 2003. Justice Department redirects here. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, shortened to Tax and Trade Bureau or TTB, is a part of the United States Department of the Treasury. ... The United States Department of the Treasury is a Cabinet department, a treasury, of the United States government established by an Act of U.S. Congress in 1789 to manage the revenue of the United States government. ... March is the third month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... 2003 (MMIII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The BATF was originally formed from the IRS or Internal Revenue Service and the Bureau of Prohibition following the end of Prohibition with the repeal of the Volstead Act in 1933. IRS is short for U.S. Internal Revenue Service short for Indian Revenue Service short for Independent rear suspension, used in automobiles. ... The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is the United States government agency that collects taxes and enforces the tax laws. ... The U.S Bureau of Prohibition or the Prohibition Service was a part of the Federal Government of the United States formed in 1927 to enforce the National Prohibition Act of 1919, commonly known as the Volstead Act, which enforced the Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution by enforcing... The examples and perspective in this article do not represent a worldwide view. ... The National Prohibition Act of 1919, more popularly known as the Volstead Act, enforced the Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, dealing with the prohibition of alcohol. ...


External links

  • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives website
  • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau website

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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1006 words)
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (officially "ATF," less frequently "BATF" or "BATFE") is a federal agency; more specifically a specialized law enforcement and regulatory organization within the United States Department of Justice.
The agency's name was officially changed to the "Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives" in recognition to the agency's role in explosives regulation and enforcement; however the Bureau retained the use of its original acronym,"ATF," for all purposes.
Additionally, the collector of federal tax revenue derived from the production of tobacco and liquor products originally handled by ATF were transferred to the newly established Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB), which remained within the Treasury Department.
Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (670 words)
The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, shortened to Tax and Trade Bureau or TTB, is a bureau of the United States Department of the Treasury.
First, the Act established The Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau (TTB) under the Department of the Treasury.
The ATF was transferred to the Justice Department and was renamed the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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