February 23, 2024
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ATF Open Letter – Firearm Storage at FFLs

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Good afternoon,

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) sent the following notice this afternoon regarding firearm storage at FFLs. Please review the ATF Open Letter – Firearm Storage at FFLs notice in its entirety.

ATF Open Letter – Firearm Storage at FFLs

From ATF:

On March 14, 2023, President Biden issued an Executive Order 14092 on Reducing Gun Violence and Making Our Communities Safer. Among other things, that order emphasized the need for Federal agencies to promote the safe storage of firearms. The attached open letter assists Federal Firearms Licensees (“FFLs”) in understanding their obligations when they choose to provide firearm storage services to their customers and the public.

The attached Open Letter will be posted to www.atf.gov

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

About the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

ATF is a law enforcement agency in the United States’ Department of Justice that protects our communities from violent criminals, criminal organizations, the illegal use and trafficking of firearms, the illegal use and storage of explosives, acts of arson and bombings, acts of terrorism, and the illegal diversion of alcohol and tobacco products. We partner with communities, industries, law enforcement, and public safety agencies to safeguard the public we serve through information sharing, training, research, and use of technology.