FYI, from NSSF: ************ Major ATF Ruling Authorizing Electronic A&D Books Following discussion with the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) -- the trade association for the firearms industry -- and many industry members, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) announced yesterday a major new ruling authorizing federal firearms licensees to use electronic (computerized) acquisition and disposition records provided the software used satisfies certain ATF requirements set forth in the ruling signed by Acting Director Michael Sullivan. FFLs will no longer need to seek a variance from the Director of Industry Operations to keep a computerized A&D book. "NSSF would like to congratulate ATF, and in particular the leadership of Acting Director Sullivan, on helping to reduce the paperwork burden on industry," said NSSF Senior Vice President and General Counsel Lawrence G. Keane. "We look forward to continuing to work with ATF on other ways to utilize technology to aid America's firearms manufacturers and retailers to reduce their paperwork burden while continuing to permit ATF to protect public safety." The ATF, at the urging of NSSF and firearms retailers, is expected to launch a voluntary E– Form 4473. This is a development which will save retailers time and greatly reduce the likelihood of entry violations. NSSF's Mission Statement "Our purpose is to provide trusted leadership in addressing industry challenges and in delivering programs and services to meet the identified needs of our members." Click here to visit the NSSF Web site and see how we accomplish this mission. COPYRIGHT © 2008 by National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc. Permission is granted for broadcast, publication, retransmission to e-mail lists, Web sites or any other copying or storage, in any medium, online or not, if 1) the text is forwarded in its entirety, including this paragraph, and 2) no fee is charged. "Bullet Points®," "National Shooting Sports Foundation®," "NSSF®," and all other trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and images of the National Shooting Sports Foundation appearing in this publication are the sole property of the Foundation and may not be used without the Foundation's prior express written permission. All other trade names, trademarks, service marks, logos and images appearing in this publication are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.