H.R. 14280 (95th): A bill to amend title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit the possession, sale, and manufacture of certain inexpensive handguns commonly used in crime.


Oct 10, 1978
95th Congress, 1977–1978

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on October 10, 1978, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Newton Steers Jr.

Representative for Maryland's 8th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Gun Control Act of 1968 to define "handgun," "pistol," "revolver," "handgun model," and "minimum requirements for handguns".Defines "concealable handgun" to mean any handgun which is manufactured, assembled, produced, ... Read more >

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Oct 10, 1978

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