H.R. 3466 (103rd): Juvenile Handgun Safety Act of 1993

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Nov 08, 1993 (Introduced).

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HR 3466 IH

103d CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3466

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by, or the private transfer of a handgun or handgun ammunition to, a juvenile.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 8, 1993

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


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by, or the private transfer of a handgun or handgun ammunition to, a juvenile.

    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 ‘Juvenile Handgun Safety Act of 1993’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION OF THE POSSESSION OF A HANDGUN OR HANDGUN AMMUNITION BY, OR THE PRIVATE TRANSFER OF A HANDGUN OR HANDGUN AMMUNITION TO, A JUVENILE.

    (a) DEFINITION- Section 921(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(29) The term ‘handgun’ means--

      ‘(A) a firearm that has a short stock and is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand; and

      ‘(B) any combination of parts from which a firearm described in subparagraph (A) can be assembled.’.

    (b) OFFENSE- Section 922 of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(s)(1)(A) It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, deliver, or transfer to a juvenile--

      ‘(i) a handgun; or

      ‘(ii) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.

    ‘(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to a transfer of a handgun to a juvenile--

      ‘(i) with the permission of a parent, grandparent, or legal guardian of the juvenile;

      ‘(ii) for target practice, hunting, competition, or a course of instruction in the safe use of a handgun, under the supervision of an adult who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from possessing a firearm; and

      ‘(iii) in accordance with State and local law.

    ‘(2)(A) It shall be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to possess--

      ‘(i) a handgun; or

      ‘(ii) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.

    ‘(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the possession of a handgun by a juvenile--

      ‘(i) during target practice, hunting, competition, or a course of instruction in the safe use of a handgun, under the supervision of an adult who is not prohibited by Federal, State, or local law from possessing a firearm; and

      ‘(ii) in accordance with State and local law.

    ‘(3) For purposes of this subsection, the term ‘juvenile’ means a person who has not attained 18 years of age.’.

    (c) PENALTY- Section 924(a) of such title is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ‘paragraph (2) or (3) of’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(5) A person who knowingly violates section 922(s) shall be fined not more than $1,000, imprisoned for not more than 1 year, or both.’.