The appellants challenge the issuance of a demand letter by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives. The ATF acted within its statutory authority to issue the letter, and the issuance was not arbitrary and capricious. Regarding the argument that the district court should have excluded portions of the administrative record referencing the results of Mexican traces, the Firearms Tracing System is not a system of records, because traces are conducted by entering an identifying characteristic of the firearm, not the individual, into ATF's database.
Inc. v. Jones
July 25, 2013