ATF eRegs research wiki
What is eRegulations?
eRegulations is an open-source platform for making regulations easier to find, read, and understand. We digitally digest agency regulations and rules to present their built-in structure in a clean, readable form, including their changes over time.
Or, you can view the live ATF site at https://regulations.atf.gov/.
External ATF eRegs users fall on a spectrum of occasional users (those who only work with regulated materials once or twice a year) and occupational users (those who work with regulated materials on a day-to-day basis). For firearms, occasional users could include a gun hobbyist who builds a couple guns a year, or an antique store owner who sometimes sells antique guns. Occupational users could be a small gun dealer or a corporate guns and parts manufacturer. For explosives, occasional users might include someone who organizes their town's 4th of July display or a farmer managing their land. Occupational users could be a year-round fireworks shop, a quarry, or a corporate explosives manufacturer.
Primary use cases
I want to find all the regulations that pertain to me quickly, as well as appropriate related documentation.
I want to be able to easily read the regulation online, on whatever device I have on hand.
I want to understand what the regulation means in terms of what I need to do.
I want to send the exact language of the regulation to someone else.
- ATF regulatory environment research plan
- Results - Synthesis for 2/1 Workshop
- Workshop takeaways and plans for the future