Text: S.789 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)

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S 789 IS
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 789
To prohibit the importation of semiautomatic assault weapons, large capacity
ammunition feeding devices, and certain accessories.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 9, 1991
Mr. MOYNIHAN introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred
to the Committee on Finance
A BILL
To prohibit the importation of semiautomatic assault weapons, large capacity
ammunition feeding devices, and certain accessories.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON IMPORTATION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLES AND
ASSAULT PISTOLS.
  (a) GENERAL RULE- Except as provided in subsection (b), the importation
  into the United States of the following articles is prohibited:
  (1) Semiautomatic assault rifle.
  (2) Semiautomatic assault pistol.
  (3) Large capacity ammunition feeding device.
  (4) Semiautomatic assault weapon accessory.
  (b) EXCEPTION- Subsection (a) does not apply to the importation of an
  article under the authority of the United States, by a department or agency
  of the United States, or by a department or agency of a State or political
  subdivision of a State.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
  For the purposes of this Act:
  (1) SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT RIFLE- The term `semiautomatic assault rifle'
  means a rifle of 1 of the following types:
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                         AK47 type 86S type
                        AK47S type 86S7 type
                         AK74 type 87S type
                          AKS type Galil type
                          AKM type Type 56 type
                         AKMS type Type 56S type
                          84S type Valmet M76 type
                          ARM type Valmet M78 type
                         84S1 type M76 counter-sniper type
                         84S3 type FAL type
                         HK91 type L1A1A type
                         HK93 type SAR 48 type
                         HK94 type AUG type
                         G3SA type FNC type
                           K1 type Uzi carbine
                           K2 type Algimec AGMI type
                        AR100 type AR180 type
                         M14S type Australian Automatic Arms SAR type
                       MAS223 type Beretta AR70 type
                    SIG 550SP type Beretta BM59 type
                    SIG 551SP type CIS SR88 type
 SKS type with detachable magazine Any other type determined by the President
 to be appropriate
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  (2) SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT PISTOL- The term `semiautomatic assault pistol'
  means a pistol of one of the following types:
Uzi type
Heckler & Koch SP-89 type
Australian Automatic Arms SAP type
Spectre Auto type
Sterling Mark 7 type
Any other type determined by the President to be appropriate
  (3) LARGE-CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICE- The term `large-capacity
  ammunition feeding device' means a detachable magazine, belt, drum,
  feed strip, or similar device that has a capacity of, or that can be
  readily restored or converted to accept, more than 5 rounds of ammunition,
  including a combination of parts from which such a device can be assembled,
  but not including an attached tubular device designed to accept and capable
  of operating with only .22 rimfire caliber ammunition.
  (4) SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPON ACCESSORY- The term `semiautomatic assault
  weapon accessory' means 1 of the following articles if the article is
  specifically designed for use with a semiautomatic weapon:
Grenade launcher
Bayonet
Flash suppressor
Night sight
Adaptor designed to facilitate the attachment of a silencer or flash suppressor
A combination of parts from which one of the foregoing articles can be
assembled
A part designed solely for use in assembling one of the foregoing articles
Any other article determined by the President to be appropriate