H.R. 654 (109th): 50 Caliber Sniper Rifle Reduction Act

To ban the transfer of 50 caliber sniper weapons, and otherwise regulate the weapons in the same manner as machine guns are regulated.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.



Feb 8, 2005
109th Congress, 2005–2006

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 2005, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


James “Jim” Moran Jr.

Representative for Virginia's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 8, 2005
Length: 5 pages


Feb 8, 2005

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H.R. 654 (109th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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