June 23, 2021

Updated Data: Reference: 2015 Report on Firearms Commerce in the United States

From the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Website:

This report presents data drawn from a number of ATF reports and records in one comprehensive document. It also provides comparative data from as far back as 1975 for context, analyses of trends over the years, and a fuller picture of the state of firearms commerce in the United States today.

Direct to 2015 Report on Firearms Commerce in the U.S. (22 pages; PDF)

See Also: 2015 Summary: Firearms Reported Lost and Stolen (6 pages; PDF)

Federal firearms licensees (FFLs) must report to ATF each missing, lost, or stolen firearm within 48 hours of discovery of the loss or theft by completing and forwarding a Federal Firearms Licensee Theft/Loss Report. In addition, the FFL must also report the firearm theft or loss to the appropriate local law enforcement agency.

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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