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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

  • By: Maria Kiriakova & Ann E. Robertson
  • In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Terrorism
  • Edited by: Gus Martin
  • Subject:Terrorism, Terrorism/Counterterrorism, International Security (general)

Since its inception in late 1790s, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) has undergone more changes in titles and responsibilities than any other federal agency. It was transferred to the Department of Justice under the Homeland Security Act of ...

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