H.R. 3018 (104th): Handgun Control Act of 1996


Mar 5, 1996
104th Congress, 1995–1996

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 5, 1996, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Sidney Yates

Representative for Illinois's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 5, 1996
Length: 15 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To prohibit the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, or transportation of handguns in any manner affecting interstate or foreign commerce, except for or by members of the Armed Forces, law enforcement officials, and, as authorized by the Secretary of the Treasury, licensed importers, manufacturers, and dealers, and pistol clubs.

Summary (CRS)

3/5/1996--Introduced.Handgun Control Act of 1996 - Amends the Federal criminal code to prohibit the importation, manufacture, sale, purchase, transfer, receipt, or transportation (use) of a handgun, with exceptions.Authorizes the Secretary ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 5, 1996

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 3018”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1501 (103rd) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 25, 1993

H.R. 1996 (105th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jun 19, 1997

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