Text: H.R.993 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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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.'.