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[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.


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                   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

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                                 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.''.
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