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DOJ/ATF RIN: 1140-AA23 Publication ID: Spring 2015 
Title: Machine Guns, Destructive Devices, and Certain Other Firearms--Amended Definition of "Pistol" 

This rule would propose to amend the regulations relating to machine guns, destructive devices, and certain other firearms regulated under the National Firearms Act (NFA) for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) to clarify the definition of the term "pistol" and to define more clearly exceptions to the "pistol" definition.

Agency: Department of Justice(DOJ)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
CFR Citation: 27 CFR 479   
Legal Authority: 26 U.S.C. 7805   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/07/2005  70 FR 17624   
NPRM Comment Period End  05/09/2005    
NPRM  01/00/2016 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Brenda R. Friend
Department of Justice
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives
99 New York Avenue NE.,
Washington, DC 20226
Phone:202 648-7070