ATF 3D Printed Gun Test Materials

Michael Morisy filed this request with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives of the United States of America.
Tracking # 2014-0196
Due Dec. 16, 2013
Est. Completion None
Status
Awaiting Response

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From: Michael Morisy

To Whom It May Concern:

This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act. I hereby request the following records:

A copy of any pre- and post-mortem notes, presentations, guidelines, memos, and reports generated during recent tests of 3D printed plastic guns.

These tests were posted online here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=UUjS30VXuyVqGrLA-UGmxbMQ&v=HYYvv_H8d3g

I also requests any contracts with third-parties that were utilized during this testing period, as well as any third-party reports generated in response to these tests.

I also request a copy of the 3D CAD file used to generate the plastic weaponry used during these tests, as well as any written instructions used for operating or tuning this machinery during testing.

I also request that, if appropriate, fees be waived as I believe this request is in the public interest. The requested documents will be made available to the general public free of charge as part of the public information service at MuckRock.com, processed by a representative of the news media/press and is made in the process of news gathering and not for commercial usage.

In the event that fees cannot be waived, 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,

Michael Morisy

From: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

An acknowledgement letter, stating the request is being processed.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Dear Sir:

In regard to your inquiry, which is attached, on your FOIA request it is pending supervisory review. Thank you.

ATF
Disclosure Division
Contact: foiamail@atf.gov

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Dear Sir:

In regard to your FOIA request it is pending supervisory review. Thank you.

ATF
Disclosure Division
foiamail@atf.gov

From: MuckRock.com

To Whom It May Concern:

I wanted to follow up on the following Freedom of Information request, copied below, and originally submitted on Nov. 15, 2013. Please let me know when I can expect to receive a response, or if further clarification is needed. You had assigned it reference number #2014-0196.

Thank you for your help.

From:

Dear Mr. Morisy:

This is in response to your inquiry regarding your FOIA request concerning reports generated during recent tests of 3D printed plastic guns.

ATF Disclosure Division is experiencing a significant demand from the public and oversight entities. This significant demand has caused a backlog of FOIA requests, and is considered an “unusual circumstance.” See 28 U.S.C. § 16.5(c). Because of these unusual circumstances, we need to extend the time limit to respond to your request beyond the ten additional days provided by statute.

Due to this backlog, we estimate that it will take three to four months from the date of this letter to respond to your request. Please note this is only an estimated date of completion as there may be circumstances that lead to a longer or shorter processing time. The time needed to complete our processing of your request will necessarily depend on the complexity of our records search and on the volume and complexity of any records located. In any event, we will follow up with you if we are able to locate potentially responsive documents from the appropriate ATF component. If you wish, you may modify your request so that it may be processed within the time limits.

I regret the necessity of this delay. ATF employs a general practice of processing FOIA requests on a first-come/first-served basis, but I assure you that your request will be processed as soon as possible.

Sincerely,

ATF
Disclosure Division

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