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Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives

Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms, and explosives

■ Introduction

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF), a law enforcement and regulatory bureau within the Treasury Department since 1972, became the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (also ATF), within the Justice Department on January 24, 2003. The Homeland Security Act of 2002, which created the Department of Homeland Security, also reorganized the ATF. The old ATF’s law enforcement functions relating to firearms, explosives, and arson were transferred to the Justice Department, while the functions relating to the regulation ...

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