Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) is a federal law enforcement group. They are under the United States Department of Justice. The ATF is responsible for stopping illegal use of firearms. They are also responsible for stopping bombings, arson, and illegal shipments of alcohol and tobacco products.

The ATF was established in 1972.