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

Feb 09, 1989 (101st Congress, 1989–1990)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Lawrence Smith
Representative for Florida's 16th congressional district
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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


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

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

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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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