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


Feb 9, 1989
101st Congress, 1989–1990

Died in a previous Congress

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


Lawrence Smith

Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district


About the bill

Full Title

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

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Feb 9, 1989

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 993”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


63 cosponsors (60D, 3R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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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

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