4437 21e Clarification

K. Braddock filed this request with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the United States of America.
Tracking #

2023-00060K

Due Nov. 7, 2022
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: K. Braddock

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, I hereby request the following records:

Any internal communications or policies regarding question 21e on form 4473, "Firearms Transaction Record," as to what the agency classifies an "unlawful user of [...] [...] marijuana or any depressant, stimulant, narcotic drug, or any other controlled substance."

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 20 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

K. Braddock

From: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

10/20/2022 REFER TO: 2023-00060K. BraddockMuckRock News, DEPT MR134961263 Huntington AveBoston, Massachusetts, 02115Dear K. Braddock:This is to acknowledge receipt of your Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request dated 10/10/2022, and received by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) on 10/10/2022, in which you requested records concerning form 4473; question 21e. The records you seek require a search in at least one other office within ATF, and so your request presents “unusual circumstances” under the FOIA. See 5 U.S.C. § 552(a)(6)(B)(iii)(I). Because of these unusual circumstances, we are extending the time limit to respond to your request beyond the ten additional days provided by the statute. We have not completed a search to determine whether there are records within the scope of your request. The time needed to process your request will depend on the complexity of our records search and on the volume and complexity of any records located. For your information, this office assigns incoming requests to one of three tracks: simple, complex, or expedited. Each request is then handled on a first-in, first-out basis in relation to other requests in the same track. Simple requests usually receive a response in approximately one month, whereas complex requests necessarily take longer. At this time, your request has been assigned to the Simple track. Your request has been placed in chronological order based on the date of receipt and will be handled as quickly as possible when it is assigned for processing. A tracking number has been assigned to your request and is set forth above. Please refer to this number in any future communications regarding this request.Because this Office is not assessing any fees in connection with the processing of your request, there is no need for us to determine whether your request qualifies for a waiver of fees.If you have any questions regarding the status of your request, you may contact our FOIA Public Liaison at 202-648-7390 to discuss any aspect of your request. Additionally, you may contact the Office of Government Information Services (OGIS) at the National Archives and Records Administration to inquire about the FOIA mediation services they offer. The contact information for OGIS is as follows: Office of Government Information Services, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road-OGIS, College Park, Maryland 20740-6001; e-mail at ogis@nara.gov; telephone at 202-741-5770; toll free at 1-877-684-6448; or facsimile at 202-741-5769. Sincerely,Adam C. SipleChiefInformation & Privacy Governance Division
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