Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms


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Noun1.Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms - the law enforcement and tax collection agency of the Treasury Department that enforces federal laws concerning alcohol and tobacco products and firearms and explosives and arson
Department of the Treasury, Treasury Department, United States Treasury, Treasury - the federal department that collects revenue and administers federal finances; the Treasury Department was created in 1789
law enforcement agency - an agency responsible for insuring obedience to the laws
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The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms has filed complaints with the Delaware attorney general's office and the federal Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms requesting an investigation into whether Brady violated state or federal laws.
On April 26, 1994, the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (BATF) published a proposed rule on unfair trade practices.
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