Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers

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The Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers was a specialized federal law enforcement and regulatory organization in the United States before the Great War. Among other things, BADTFL offices were responsible for issuing special permits for the civilian use of combat armor, because this kind of equipment was designated for military and police use.[1] It also issued firearms licenses and conducted firearms licensee qualification and compliance inspections.

In the 21st century, 10mm was the standard ammunition caliber of the BADTFL, used in 10mm pistols and 10mm SMGs,[2] whereas the military was primarily concerned with energy weapons.

Appearances Edit


On the jail terminal there is a list of inmates. One of them is Jake Redds, and the listed possessions are very similar to those from the opening scene of the "Blues Brothers" movie, down to the "23 dollars and 7 cents change" line. Another inmate by the name of Opie Hurst, whose description is very similar to that of Opie Winston from FX's Sons of Anarchy. His personal effects included "1 Leather Vest, 1 Wool Knit Cap, Motorcycle Keys". The name Opie Hurst is a combination of Opie Winston, the character, and Ryan Hurst, the actor who played him.

Behind the ScenesEdit

The Bureau of Alcohol, Drugs, Tobacco, Firearms and Lasers, aka BADTFL, is the Fallout Universe's version of the real world Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, aka ATF.


  1. Vault Dweller's Survival Guide
  2. Chris Taylor interview for

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