H.R. 4296 (103rd): Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act


Apr 25, 1994
103rd Congress, 1993–1994

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 5, 1994 but was never passed by the Senate.


Charles “Chuck” Schumer

Representative for New York's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: May 16, 1994
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To make unlawful the transfer or possession of assault weapons.

Summary (CRS)

5/5/1994--Passed House amended.Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit the manufacture, transfer, or possession of a semiautomatic assault weapon (SAW) as ... Read more >

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Apr 25, 1994

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Apr 28, 1994
Reported by Committee

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May 5, 1994
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 4296”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


61 cosponsors (59D, 2R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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May 5, 1994 4:58 p.m.
Passed 216/214

Related Bills

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H.R. 3527 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 17, 1993

H.Res. 416 (rule)

Agreed To (Simple Resolution)
May 5, 1994

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