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Text of the Semiautomatic Assault Weapon Violence Prevention Act of 1993

This bill was introduced on September 29, 1993, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 29, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3184 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3184

To prohibit the transfer or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 29, 1993

Mr. REYNOLDS introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To prohibit the transfer or possession of semiautomatic assault weapons, and for other purposes.

    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 ‘Semiautomatic Assault Weapon Violence Prevention Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS.

    (a) DEFINITIONS- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (28) by striking ‘semiautomatic rifle’ means any repeating rifle’ and inserting ‘semiautomatic firearm’ means a repeating firearm’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ‘(29) The term ‘semiautomatic assault weapon’--

      ‘(A) means--

        ‘(i) any of the semiautomatic firearms known as--

          ‘(I) A.A. Arms AP-9;

          ‘(II) Auto-Ordnance Thompson;

          ‘(III) Barrett Light-Fifty;

          ‘(IV) Beretta AR-70;

          ‘(V) Bushmaster Auto Rifle;

          ‘(VI) Calico M-900 and M-950;

          ‘(VII) Cobray, Ingram and RPB MAC-10 and MAC-11;

          ‘(VIII) Colt AR-15 and Sporter;

          ‘(IX) Encom MP-9 and MP-45;

          ‘(X) Fabrique Nationale FN/FAL, FN/LAR, and FNC;

          ‘(XI) Feather AT-9;

          ‘(XII) Federal XP900 and XP450;

          ‘(XIII) Franchi SPAS-12;

          ‘(XIV) Intratec TEC-9 and TEC-22;

          ‘(XV) Israeli Military Industries UZI and Galil;

          ‘(XVI) Iver Johnson Enforcer 3000;

          ‘(XVII) Norinco, Mitchell and Poly Technologies Avtomat Kalashnikovs;

          ‘(XVIII) Steyr AUG;

          ‘(XIX) USAS-12;

          ‘(XX) A.A. Arms AR-9 Rifle;

          ‘(XXI) Advanced Armaments M-15;

          ‘(XXII) Auto-Ordnance Thompson models 27A1 & M-1;

          ‘(XXIII) Barrett Light-Fifty model 82A1;

          ‘(XXIV) Bushmaster Auto Rifle;

          ‘(XXV) Calico M-900 and M-951 Carbines;

          ‘(XXVI) Century MAS-223 Carbine;

          ‘(XXVII) Claridge Hi-Tec Carbine;

          ‘(XXVIII) Colt AR-15 Rifle;

          ‘(XXIX) Colt CAR-15 Carbine;

          ‘(XXX) Colt Sporter Rifle;

          ‘(XXXI) Commando Arms Carbine;

          ‘(XXXII) Demro TAC-1 Carbine;

          ‘(XXXIII) Demro XF-7 Carbine;

          ‘(XXXIV) D MAX Auto Carbine;

          ‘(XXXV) E.A. Co. BH15-A1 and J-15;

          ‘(XXXVI) Eagle Arms EA-15;

          ‘(XXXVII) Federal XC-900/XC-450 Auto Carbine;

          ‘(XXXVIII) Federal Ordnance FAMAS Carbine;

          ‘(XXXIX) Federal Ordnance M-14SA Rifle;

          ‘(XL) Feather AT-9 Auto Carbine;

          ‘(XLI) Goncz High-Tech Carbine;

          ‘(XLII) Grist Mill Mfg. Co. XH-177;

          ‘(XLIII) Iver Johnson Model Delta 786;

          ‘(XLIV) Manchester Arms Commando Mark-9 and Mark-45;

          ‘(XLV) Mandall The TAC-1 Carbine;

          ‘(XLVI) MK 760 Carbine;

          ‘(XLVII) Model ‘A’ Carbine;

          ‘(XLVIII) NuArmCo M-15;

          ‘(XLIX) Olympic Arms CAR Series (AR-15) Rifles;

          ‘(L) Ordinance Design Co. ER-15;

          ‘(LI) P.A.W.S. ZX6 and ZX8 Carbines;

          ‘(LII) PWA Commando;

          ‘(LIII) Ruger Mini-14/5F (folding stock model);

          ‘(LIV) Sendra Corp. XM-15A1-E2;

          ‘(LV) SGW XM-15, BH-15 and XM-17;

          ‘(LVI) Springfield Armory SAR-48;

          ‘(LVII) Springfield Armory BM-59;

          ‘(LVIII) Springfield Armory DR-200 Sporter Rifle;

          ‘(LIX) Springfield Armory SAR-8 and SAR-4800 Rifles;

          ‘(LX) Springfield Armory Model G3 or SAR-3;

          ‘(LXI) Springfield Armory MIA Bush/Assault Rifle;

          ‘(LXII) Springfield Armory M-21 Sniper Rifle;

          ‘(LXIII) SWD MAC-11 or M-11 Cobray Carbine;

          ‘(LXIV) Universal 100 Carbine;

          ‘(LXV) Weaver Arms Nighthawk;

          ‘(LXVI) Wilkinson ‘Terry’ Carbine;

          ‘(LXVII) Algimec AGM-1;

          ‘(LXVIII) American Arms AKY39, AKF39 Rifles;

          ‘(LXIX) AP-74;

          ‘(LXX) Armalite AR-10;

          ‘(LXXI) Armalite AR-180;

          ‘(LXXII) Armscorp of America Israeli FN-FAL;

          ‘(LXXIII) Argentine FN-FAL;

          ‘(LXXIV) Australian Automatic Arms SAR Rifle;

          ‘(LXXV) Australian G Series FAL;

          ‘(LXXVI) Avtomat Kalashnikov;

          ‘(LXXVII) Beretta AR70 Rifle;

          ‘(LXXVIII) Beretta BM59 Rifle;

          ‘(LXXIX) CETME G3;

          ‘(LXXX) CIS SR-88;

          ‘(LXXXI) Clayco AKS Rifle;

          ‘(LXXXII) Daewoo Max 1 & Max 2;

          ‘(LXXXIII) Dragunov Sniper Rifle;

          ‘(LXXXIV) Egyptian Maadi AKM;

          ‘(LXXXV) FAMAS MAS 223 Semi-Auto Rifle;

          ‘(LXXXVI) FN-LAR Auto Rifle;

          ‘(LXXXVII) FNC Auto Rifle;

          ‘(LXXXVIII) Galil models AR and ARM Semi-Auto Rifles;

          ‘(LXXXIX) Galil Sporter Rifle;

          ‘(XC) Galil Sniper Rifle;

          ‘(XCI) Heckler & Koch HK-91, 93 & 94 Auto Rifles;

          ‘(XCII) Heckler & Koch SR-9 Rifle;

          ‘(XCIII) Kassnar SA 85M AKM;

          ‘(XCIV) Mitchell AK-47, M-70, M-59 and M-76 Rifles;

          ‘(XCV) Mitchell Spectre Auto Carbine;

          ‘(XCVI) Norinco AKS, SKS & 56S Rifles;

          ‘(XCVII) Norinco 81MGSm 81S, 84S, 86S, 86S-7, 88SB;

          ‘(XCVIII) Norinco Officer’s Nine Carbine;

          ‘(XCIX) Ordnance Design Co. FR-15;

          ‘(C) Poly Tech AK-47S & AKS-762 Rifles;

          ‘(CI) PWA Cinnabdi;

          ‘(CII) Shaanix AK-47, AK-47-56S & 56;

          ‘(CIII) Sig AMT;

          ‘(CIV) Sig PE-57

          ‘(CV) Sig 500 Series (SG 550/551)

          ‘(CVI) SKS with detachable magazine;

          ‘(CVII) Sterling MK-6 and SAR;

          ‘(CVIII) Steyr AUG Autoloading Rifle;

          ‘(CIX) Uzi Carbine and Mini Carbine;

          ‘(CX) Valmet M-62, M-71, M-76, M-78 Rifles;

          ‘(CXI) Valmet M-82 Bullpup Rifle;

          ‘(CXII) Volunteer Enterprise Commando;

          ‘(CXIII) AMT Lightning 25/22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXIV) Auto-Ordnance Model 1927A-3 Rifle;

          ‘(CXV) Calico M-100 and M-105 Carbines;

          ‘(CXVI) Feather AT-22 Carbine;

          ‘(CXVII) Federal Model XC-220 Carbine;

          ‘(CXVIII) Grendel R-31 Auto Carbine;

          ‘(CXIX) Illinois Arms Co. Model 180 Auto Rifle;

          ‘(CXX) Armscor AK-22 Auto Rifle;

          ‘(CXXI) Armscor Model 1600 Auto Rifle;

          ‘(CXXII) EMF AP-74 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXIII) Erma EM-1 .22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXIV) Mitchell AK-22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXV) Mitchell Galil/22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXVI) Mitchell CAR-15/22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXVII) Mitchell M-16A-1/22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXVIII) Mitchell PPS/50 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXIX) Mitchell MAS/22 Rifle;

          ‘(CXXX) Unique F-11;

          ‘(CXXXI) AA Arms AP-9 Assault Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXII) AA Arms P95 Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXIII) Auto-Ordnance Thompson 1927-A5 Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXIV) Bushmaster Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXV) Calico M-950 Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXVI) Calico 100-P and M-110 Auto Pistols (rimfire);

          ‘(CXXXVII) Claridge Hi-Tec Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXVIII) Commando Pistol;

          ‘(CXXXIX) D MAX Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CXL) Encom MK IV Assault Pistol;

          ‘(CXLI) Encom MP-9 & MP-45 Assault Pistols;

          ‘(CXLII) Feather Mini-AT Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CXLIII) Federal XP900/XP450 Pistols;

          ‘(CXLIV) Goncz High-Tech Long Pistol;

          ‘(CXLV) Grendel P-30 and P-31 Auto Pistols (rimfire);

          ‘(CXLVI) Holmes MP-83 Assault Pistol;

          ‘(CXLVII) Holmes MP-22 Assault Pistol (rimfire);

          ‘(CXLVIII) Ingram MAC-10 and MAC-11 Pistols;

          ‘(CXLIX) Intratec TEC-9 Pistol;

          ‘(CL) Intratec Scorpion .22 Auto Pistol (rimfire);

          ‘(CLI) Iver Johnson Enforcer Model 3000 Pistol;

          ‘(CLII) Partisan Avenger Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CLIII) R.P.B. MAC-10 Pistol;

          ‘(CLIV) Scarab Skorpion Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CLV) Sile PAWS pistol;

          ‘(CLVI) Spectre DA pistol;

          ‘(CLVII) S.W.D. Cobray/M-11 (MAC-11) Pistol;

          ‘(CLVIII) Universal Enforcer Pistol;

          ‘(XLIX) Wilkinson ‘Linda’ Pistol;

          ‘(CLX) Australian Automatic Arms SAP Pistol;

          ‘(CLXI) Heckler and Koch SP-89 Pistol;

          ‘(CLXII) Spectre Auto Pistol;

          ‘(CLXIII) Sterling MK-7 Pistol;

          ‘(CLXIV) Uzi Pistol;

          ‘(CLXV) Gilbert USAS-12 Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXVI) Hi-Standard Model 10A Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXVII) Mossberg Model 500 pump-action Ballpup Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXVIII) Striker 12 revolving cylinder Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXIX) Street Sweeper revolving cylinder Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXX) Atchisson Assault 12

          ‘(CLXXI) Benelli M1 Super 90 Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXXII) Benelli M3 Super 90 Pump/Auto Shotgun;

          ‘(CLXXIII) Benelli 1212-M1 ‘Master Blaster’;

          ‘(CLXXIV) F.I.E./Franchi SPAS 12 Auto Shotgun; or

          ‘(CLXXV) F.I.E./Franchi LAW 12 Auto Shotgun;

        ‘(ii) a revolving-cylinder shotgun such as or similar to the Street Sweeper or Striker 12; and

        ‘(iii) a semiautomatic firearm designated by the Secretary as a semiautomatic assault weapon under section 931; and

      ‘(B) does not include (among other firearms)--

        ‘(i) any of the firearms known as--

          ‘(I) Remington Model 1100 shotgun;

          ‘(II) Remington Model 7400 rifle;

          ‘(III) Mossberg Model 5500 shotgun;

          ‘(IV) HK Model 300 rifle;

          ‘(V) Marlin Model 9 camp carbine;

          ‘(VI) Browning High-Power rifle; or

          ‘(VII) Remington Nylon 66 auto loading rifle;

        ‘(ii) a firearm that is a manually operated bolt action firearm;

        ‘(iii) a lever action firearm;

        ‘(iv) a slide action firearm; or

        ‘(v) a firearm that has been rendered permanently inoperable.’.

    (b) PROHIBITION- Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(s)(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for a person to transfer or possess a semiautomatic assault weapon.

    ‘(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to--

      ‘(A) a transfer to or by, or possession by or under the authority of the United States or a department or agency of the United States or a State or a department, agency, or political subdivision of a State;

      ‘(B) a lawful transfer or lawful possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon that was lawfully possessed before the effective date of this subsection or, in the case of a semiautomatic firearm that the Secretary designates as a semiautomatic assault weapon pursuant to section 931, before the date on which the designation is made; or

      ‘(C) the transfer or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon by a licensed manufacturer or licensed importer for the purposes of testing or experimentation authorized by the Secretary.’.

    (c) DESIGNATION OF SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new section:

‘Sec. 931. Designation of semiautomatic assault weapons

    ‘(a) IN GENERAL- Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this section, and annually thereafter, the Secretary, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall determine whether any other semiautomatic firearm (other than a firearm described in section 921(a)(29)(B)) should be designated as a semiautomatic assault weapon in addition to those previously designated by section 921(a)(29)(A) or by the Secretary under this section.

    ‘(b) CRITERIA- (1) The Secretary shall by regulation designate as a semiautomatic assault weapon a rifle, pistol, or shotgun that is a semiautomatic firearm and that is described in paragraph (2), (3), (4), or (5).

    ‘(2) A replica or duplicate in any caliber of a semiautomatic firearm described in section 921(a)(29)(A)(i) is a semiautomatic assault weapon.

    ‘(3) A rifle that is a semiautomatic firearm is a semiautomatic assault weapon if it--

      ‘(A) is not generally recognized as being particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes;

      ‘(B) has an ability to accept a detachable magazine; and

      ‘(C) has at least 2 of the following characteristics:

        ‘(i) A folding or telescoping stock.

        ‘(ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.

        ‘(iii) A bayonet mount.

        ‘(iv) A flash suppressor or threaded barrel designed to accommodate a flash suppressor.

        ‘(v) A grenade launcher.

    ‘(4) A pistol that is a semiautomatic firearm is a semiautomatic assault weapon if it--

      ‘(A) is not generally recognized as being particularly suitable for or adaptable to sporting purposes; and

      ‘(B) has an ability to accept a detachable magazine; and

      ‘(C) has at least 2 of the following characteristics:

        ‘(i) An ammunition magazine that attaches to the pistol outside of the pistol grip.

        ‘(ii) A threaded barrel capable of accepting a barrel extender, flash suppressor, forward hand grip, or silencer.

        ‘(iii) A shroud that is attached to or partially or completely encircles the barrel and that permits the shooter to hold the firearm with the second hand without being burned.

        ‘(iv) A manufactured weight of 50 ounces or more when the pistol is unloaded.

        ‘(v) A semiautomatic version of an automatic firearm.

    ‘(5) A shotgun that is a semiautomatic firearm is a semiautomatic assault weapon if it--

      ‘(A) is not generally recognized as being particularly suitable for or adaptable to sporting purposes; and

      ‘(B) has at least 2 of the following characteristics:

        ‘(i) A folding or telescoping stock.

        ‘(ii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously beneath the action of the weapon.

        ‘(iii) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of 6 rounds.

        ‘(iv) An ability to accept a detachable magazine.’.

      (2) TECHNICAL AMENDMENT- The chapter analysis for chapter 44 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘931. Designation of semiautomatic assault weapons.’.

    (d) PENALTIES- Section 924(a)(1)(B) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘or 922(q)’ and inserting ‘922 (q), (r), or (s)’.

    (e) IDENTIFICATION MARKINGS FOR SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS- Section 923(i) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new sentence: ‘The serial number of a semiautomatic assault weapon shall clearly show if the weapon was manufactured or imported after the effective date of this sentence.’.