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Text of To prohibit the possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as Saturday Night Specials.

This bill was introduced on March 5, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Mar 5, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 965

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 5, 2013

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

A BILL

To prohibit the possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as Saturday Night Specials.

1.

Prohibition against possession or transfer of junk guns, also known as saturday night specials

(a)

In general

Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

(aa)
(1)

It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or transfer a junk gun which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

(2)

Paragraph (1) shall not apply to the continuous and otherwise lawful possession of a junk gun by a person during any period that began before the effective date of this subsection.

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(b)

Junk gun defined

Section 921(a) of such title is amended by adding at the end the following:

(36)
(A)

The term junk gun means—

(i)

a handgun that is not a sporting handgun; and

(ii)

any combination of parts from which a handgun described in clause (i) can be assembled.

(B)

The term sporting handgun means a handgun which the Secretary has determined, using the criteria applied in making determinations under section 925(d)(3), to be of a type generally recognized as particularly suitable for or readily adaptable to sporting purposes.

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(c)

Penalty

Section 924(a)(1)(B) of such title is amended by inserting or (aa) before of.