Review of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' Enforcement of Brady Act Violations Identified Through the National Instant Criminal Background Check System
Report Number I-2004-006
|U.S. Department of Justice
Executive Office for United States Attorneys
Office of the Director
|RFK Main Justice Building, Room 2616
Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530
July 15, 2004
Dear Mr. Price:
This is in response to your recent memorandum which accompanied your draft report in the above-referenced matter.
Your draft report included one recommendation for the Executive Office for United States Attorneys (EOUSA):
Ensure that annually each USAO provides the A TF with specific prosecutorial guidelines for NICS cases.
EOUSA concurs with the recommendation insofar as it seeks to ensure better communications between the U.S. Attorney's Offices (USAOs) and their counterpart ATF offices regarding the prosecution of NICS cases. In July 2001, EOUSA directed all USAOs to review and revise their respective NICS case guidelines in accordance with the Attorney General's directive of June 28, 2001, and the USAOs complied with this request. In light of the above recommendation, EOUSA will take steps to encourage each USAO to review these guidelines annually, to update the guidelines if necessary, and to ensure that any updated guidelines are provided to ATF.
Thank you for the opportunity to respond to your recommendation. If you should have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.