H.R.993 - Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1989101st Congress (1989-1990)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Lawrence [D-FL-16] (Introduced 02/09/1989)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 04/26/1990 Subcommittee Hearings Held. (All Actions)|
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HR 993 IH 101st CONGRESS 1st Session H. R. 993 To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain handguns which are unsuitable for lawful sporting purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES February 9, 1989 Mr. SMITH of Florida (for himself, Mr. ATKINS, Mr. BATES, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BONIOR, Mrs. BOXER, Mrs. COLLINS, Mr. DE LUGO, Mr. DWYER of New Jersey, Mr. EDWARDS of California, Mr. FASCELL, Mr. FAUNTROY, Mr. FEIGHAN, Mr. FOGLIETTA, Mr. GREEN, Mr. HOCHBRUECKNER, Mr. HOYER, Mr. JOHNSTON of Florida, Mr. LEHMAN of Florida, Mr. LIPINSKI, Mr. MARKEY, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. MORRISON of Connecticut, Mr. MRAZEK, Mr. OWENS of New York, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. PEPPER, Mr. RANGEL, Mr. ROE, Mr. STARK, Mr. STUDDS, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEISS, Mr. WHEAT, and Mr. YATES) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain handguns which are unsuitable for lawful sporting purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the `Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1989'. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION. Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: `(p)(1) It shall be unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, transfer, or possess any firearm, other than a shotgun or rifle, which the Secretary determines to be unsuitable for lawful sporting purposes, based on the standards established under section 925(d)(3) of this title. `(2) This subsection does not apply to the possession of any firearm that was lawfully possessed in the United States before the date of the enactment of this subsection.'.