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Articles

From 2015-2017 I published articles in Small Arms Review on a variety of topics arising under the firearms and explosives laws.
Below is a partial list of the articles and links to the content.

2017 Articles

Legally Armed: V21N7
Removal of Firearms from the National Firearms Act

Small Arms Review, September 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N6
DEWAT Firearms and How They Are Regulated Under Federal Law
Small Arms Review, July 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N5
GAO Rings the Alarm Bell on ATF’s Adherence to Restrictions on Information Collection
Small Arms Review, June 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N4
Short-Barrel Rifles and Short-Barrel Shotguns: Understanding Federal Regulations
Small Arms Review, May 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V9N1
10 Things Trump Can Do for the Firearms Industry
Small Arms Defense Journal, April 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N3
The Hazards of “80-percent Receivers” –Manufacturer, Importer, and Distributor Beware!
Small Arms Review, April 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N2
ATF’s Demand Letter Program-Alive and Well Since 2000
Small Arms Review, March 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N1
Fifteenth Annual Import/Export Conference Provides Outstanding Guidance on Regulatory Compliance
Small Arms Review, January 2017
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

2016 Articles

Legally Armed: V20N10
Less Lethal Devices: Regulation Under Federal Law
Small Arms Review, December 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N9
ATF Publishes Rulings on Electronic Records and Consolidation of Records
Small Arms Review, November 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N8
Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax: The Basics-Part II
Small Arms Review, October 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N7
Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax: The Basics-Part I
Small Arms Review, September 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V21N3
V20N6 Importing Firearms into the United States—the Basics
Small Arms Review, July 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N5
Compliance Programs for Federal Firearms Licensees: An Important Step in Protecting Your Business
Small Arms Review, June 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N4
ATF Publishes Regulations Requiring Background Checks for “Responsible Persons” of Trusts and Corporations
Small Arms Review, May 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N3
Regulation of Firearm Silencers Under Federal Law
Small Arms Review, April 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N2
GCA Firearms Restrictions—Who is a Prohibited Person? Part II
Small Arms Review, March 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V20N1
GCA Firearms Restrictions—Who is a Prohibited Person? Part I
Small Arms Review, January 2016
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

2015 Articles

Legally Armed: V19N10
Compliance Inspections Under the Gun Control Act – Know ATF’s Limitations and Boundries
Small Arms Review, December 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N9
Voluntary Disclosures to Federal Agencies – Proceed with Caution
Small Arms Review, November 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N8
ATF’s Proposed Framework for Armor Piercing Ammunition Exemptions: What Happens Next?
Small Arms Review, October 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N7
Curio or Relic Firearms vs. Collector’s Items: What’s the Difference?
Small Arms Defense Journal, September 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N6
Domestic Assembly of Nonsporting Rifles and Shotguns from Imported Firearms-Avoid Violations of 18 U.S.C. § 992(r)
Small Arms Review, July 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N5
ATF Publishes Ruling 2015-1 with New Rules for Persons Who Machine Unfinished Frames/Receivers
Small Arms Review, June 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N4
The “Sporting Purposes” Test for Imported Firearms
Small Arms Review, May 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N3
Marking Requirements for Licensed Firearms Manufacturers and Licensed Importers
Small Arms Review, April 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N2
Manufacturing NFA Firearms Under Government Contract: Exemptions Under Federal Law
Small Arms Review, March 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves

Legally Armed: V19N1
ATF Ruling 2014-1 Impacts Manufacture and Import of Machine Guns
Small Arms Review, January 2015
By T. Ficaretta and J. Reeves