H.R. 993 (101st): Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1989

Introduced:
Feb 09, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Lawrence Smith
Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district
Party
Democrat
Related Bills
H.R. 3978 (100th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 18, 1988

H.R. 1770 (102nd) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 15, 1991

 
Status

This bill was introduced on February 9, 1989, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Feb 09, 1989
Referred to Committee Feb 09, 1989
 
Full Title

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit certain handguns which are unsuitable for lawful sporting purposes.

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Cosponsors
63 cosponsors (60D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Judiciary

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2/9/1989--Introduced.
Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1989 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it unlawful for any person to manufacture, assemble, transfer, or possess any handgun which the Secretary of the Treasury determines to be unsuitable for lawful sporting purposes.

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