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HR 4296 - Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons - Key Vote

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Mel Watt voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Stage Details

Legislation - Placed on Calendar (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (216-214) - (Key vote)

Title: Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that bans certain semiautomatic assault weapons.

  • Bans the manufacture, sale, or possession of nineteen semiautomatic assault weapons (SAW) and other firearms that carry similar characteristics.
  • Allows for the sale and possession of SAW if lawfully owned prior to the enactment of this bill.
  • Declares it illegal for an individual to sell SAW to another person who has not completed a form prescribed by the Secretary of the Treasury.
  • Prohibits the sale or possession of large capacity ammunition feeding devices that contain more than ten rounds of ammunition.
  • States that provisions do not apply to the U.S. government and retired law enforcement officers who own SAW.
  • Terminations provisions ten years after enactment.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Regulation of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons



  • Neil Abercrombie (HI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gary L. Ackerman (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas H. Andrews (ME - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas M. 'Tom' Barrett (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Anthony C. Beilenson (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard L. Berman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert A. 'Bob' Borski Jr. (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Leslie L. Byrne (VA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin L. 'Ben' Cardin (MD - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael N. 'Mike' Castle (DE - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Eva M. Clayton (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Cardiss Collins (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sam Coppersmith (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Deutsch (FL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Karan English (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bob Filner (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Eric D. Fingerhut (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barney Frank (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jane Harman (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Peter Hoagland (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • George J. Hochbrueckner (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harry A. Johnston (FL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Joseph P. 'Joe' Kennedy II (MA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • David S. Mann (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas J. Manton (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward J. 'Ed' Markey (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Romano L. Mazzoli (KY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert 'Bob' Menendez (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Major R. Owens (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Donald M. Payne (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Francis 'Jack' Reed (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melvin J. 'MR' Reynolds (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Marge S. Roukema (NJ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Martin Olav Sabo (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn Schenk (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Patricia 'Pat' Schroeder (CO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Karen Shepherd (UT - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Fortney H. 'Pete' Stark (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerry E. Studds (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Mike Synar (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Walter R. Tucker III (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bruce F. Vento (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Wheat (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lynn C. Woolsey (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Sidney R. Yates (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
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