HR1472 Schumer (D-NY) 03/24/93 (150 lines) Introduced in House To make unlawful the transfer or possession of assault weapons. Special typefaces used in this bill version: // \\ Italic !! !! Bold roman Item Key: 3068 --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- --- 103D CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 1472 To make unlawful the transfer or possession of assault weapons. ======================= IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 24, 1993 Mr. SCHUMER (for himself and Mr. SYNAR ) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary ======================= A BILL To make unlawful the transfer or possession of assault weapons. //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 "Assault Weapons Limitation Act of 1993". !!SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.!! (a) IN GENERAL.--Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: "(29) The term `assault weapon' means any of the firearms known as-- "(A) Norinco, Mitchell, and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs (all models); "(B) Action Arms Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil; "(C) Beretta AR-70 (SC-70); "(D) Colt AR-15 and CAR-15; "(E) Fabrique Nationale FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC; "(F) MAC 10 and MAC 11; "(G) Steyr AUG; "(H) INTRATEC TEC-9; or "(I) Street Sweeper and Striker 12. "(30) The term `form 4473' means the form prescribed by the Secretary in section 178.124 of title 27, Code of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the date of enactment of this paragraph, or the equivalent of such a form.". (b) RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SECRETARY.--Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) by adding at the end the following new section: !!"S 931. Additional assault weapons!! "The Secretary, in consultation with the Attorney General, may recommend to the Congress the addition or deletion of firearms designated as assault weapons in section 921(a)(29)."; and (2) in the chapter analysis by adding at the end the following new item: "931. Additional assault weapons.". !!SEC. 3. UNLAWFUL ACTS.!! Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsections: "(s)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess an assault weapon. "(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to-- "(A) the transfer or possession of an assault weapon by or under authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof, or any State or any department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or "(B) an otherwise lawful transfer or possession of an assault weapon that was lawfully possessed before the effective date of this subsection. "(t)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, ship, or deliver an assault weapon to a person who has not completed a form 4473 in connection with the disposition of the assault weapon. "(2) Except as provided in paragraph (3), it shall be unlawful for a person to purchase, possess, or accept delivery of an assault weapon unless the person has completed a form 4473 in connection with the disposition of the assault weapon. "(3) Paragraph (2) shall not apply to the possession of an assault weapon by a person who has owned the assault weapon continuously since before the effective date of this paragraph, until the end of the 90-day period that begins with the date the Secretary prescribes regulations under paragraph (5). "(4) If a person purchases an assault weapon from anyone other than a licensed dealer, both the purchaser and the seller shall maintain a record of the sale on the seller's original copy of form 4473. "(5) The Secretary shall, within 90 days after the date of enactment of this subsection, prescribe regulations with respect to the completion of form 4473 pursuant to paragraph (3), and the availability of form 4473 from licensed dealers.". !!SEC. 4. PENALTIES.!! Section 924 of title 18, United States Code, is amended-- (1) in subsection (c), by inserting "and if the firearm is an assault weapon, to imprisonment for 10 years," after "sentenced to imprisonment for five years,"; and (2) by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(i) A person who knowingly violates section 922(t) shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.". !!SEC. 5. DISABILITY.!! Section 922(g)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting "or of a violation of section 922(t)" before the semicolon. !!SEC. 6. STUDY BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.!! (a) STUDY.--The Attorney General shall investigate and study the effect of this Act and the amendments made by this Act and in particular shall determine their impact, if any, on violent and drug trafficking crime. The study shall be conducted over a period of 18 months, commencing 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act. (b) REPORT.--Not later than 30 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Attorney General shall prepare and submit to the Congress a report setting forth in detail the findings and determinations made in the study under subsection (a). !!SEC. 7. EFFECTIVE DATE.!! This Act and the amendments made by this Act-- (1) shall become effective on the date that is 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act; and (2) are repealed effective as of the date that is 3 years after the effective date.