S.200 - Cop Killer Ammunition Ban Act of 1995104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Bradley, Bill [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/11/1995)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||01/11/1995 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in Senate (01/11/1995)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [S. 200 Introduced in Senate (IS)] 1st Session S. 200 To amend title 18, United States Code, to regulate the manufacture, importation, and sale of any projectile that may be used in a handgun and is capable of penetrating police body armor. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 11 (legislative day, January 10), 1995 Mr. Bradley (for himself, Mr. Kohl, and Mr. Simon) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to regulate the manufacture, importation, and sale of any projectile that may be used in a handgun and is capable of penetrating police body armor. 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 ``Cop Killer Ammunition Ban Act of 1995''. SEC. 2. REGULATION OF THE MANUFACTURE, IMPORTATION, AND SALE OF PROJECTILES THAT MAY BE USED IN A HANDGUN AND ARE CAPABLE OF PENETRATING POLICE BODY ARMOR. (a) Expansion of Definition of Armor Piercing Ammunition.--Section 921(a)(17)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by striking ``or'' at the end of clause (i); (2) by striking the period at the end of clause (ii) and inserting ``; or''; and (3) by adding at the end the following: ``(iii) a projectile that may be used in a handgun and that the Secretary determines, pursuant to section 926(d), to be capable of penetrating body armor.''. (b) Determination of the Capability of Projectiles To Penetrate Body Armor.--Section 926 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following: ``(d)(1) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this subsection, the Secretary shall promulgate standards for the uniform testing of projectiles against the Body Armor Exemplar, based on standards developed in cooperation with the Attorney General of the United States. Such standards shall take into account, among other factors, variations in performance that are related to the length of the barrel of the handgun from which the projectile is fired and the amount and kind of powder used to propel the projectile. ``(2) As used in paragraph (1), the term `Body Armor Exemplar' means body armor that the Secretary, in cooperation with the Attorney General of the United States, determines meets minimum standards for protection of law enforcement officers.''. <all>