Sturm, Ruger Leads Firearms Manufacturing in the U.S.

Sturm, Ruger is the country’s largest gun maker, according to the most-recent figures from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE). The agency’s “Firearms Commerce in the United States Annual Statistical Update” interim report for 2018 shows that firearms industry manufacturing volume moved up about 4% from 2017 to 2018, from 8.3 million […]

Trump’s ATF Director Nominee: Whom to Believe?

There seems to be a split among gun-rights groups about Chuck Canterbury, President Trump’s nominee to head the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. Canterbury, if confirmed, would succeed Acting ATF Director Regina “Reggie” Lombardo. She has filled the position since May 1, 2019. The agency has been without a permanent ATF director since B. […]

How to Buy a Silencer: 10 Easy Steps

A lot of shooters still don’t realize that they can own silencers legally, or if they do know that, they’re intimidated about the process. And it’s true, making your initial silencer purchase can be a major pain in the range bag. To demystify the process, TTAG talked to Michael Bowes, Social Media Manager at Silencer […]

Frequently Asked Questions – ATF Form 4473 Background Checks

By NSSF As the trade association for the firearms industry, NSSF receives many questions from firearms retailers regarding ATF compliance. We’ve begun to catalog these questions and answers to better serve our members and the industry.  Here are some of the more frequently asked questions and the responses from our ATF Compliance Team regarding the 4473 Firearms […]

Did the Colorado Firearms Dealer Violate Federal Law When Sol Pais Purchased a Shotgun?

As we mentioned in our previous article, 18-year-old Sol Pais traveled to Colorado from Florida on Monday. The woman was reportedly obsessed with the Columbine massacre. She had made threats ahead of the shooting’s 20th anniversary this Saturday. She purchased a shotgun and ammunition when she arrived in Colorado. Following an extensive manhunt by local and […]

ATF Acting Director Thomas Brandon Announces Retirement

Thomas Brandon, the ATF’s Deputy Director, has been the agency’s Acting Director since 2015. The agency has been without a confirmed Director for nine out of the last 13 years. Now Brandon has announced his retirement as the end of this month. TTAG hears other departures may be in the works for the agency as […]