Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
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The federal agency that administers and enforces firearms and explosives laws as well as those covering the production, use and distribution of alcohol and tobacco products. Enforcement activities include investigation of tax evasion, trafficking in illegal distilled spirits, and illegal use of firearms, ammunition and explosives including homemade bombs and explosives. The ATF also inspects tobacco manufacturing plants, wineries and breweries and the premises of federal firearm and explosive licensees; monitors the packaging and labeling of alcoholic beverages to ensure that products are safe and accurately labeled; is responsible for tax enforcement in both industries; and operates a national firearms tracing center which serves all local, state and federal agencies, upon request.
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