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S Amdt 1152 - Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons - Key Vote

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Amendment - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (56-43) - (Key vote)

Title: Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that bans certain semiautomatic assault weapons .

Highlights:
  • 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.
  • Terminates provisions ten years after enactment.
Amendment - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Prohibiting the Possession of Semi-Automatic Assault Weapons

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Co-sponsors

  • David L. Boren (OK - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Bradley (NJ - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John H. Chafee (RI - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John C. Danforth (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Dennis DeConcini (AZ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Exon (NE - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Edward M. 'Ted' Kennedy Sr. (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frank R. Lautenberg (NJ - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Howard M. Metzenbaum (OH - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Carol Elizabeth Moseley Braun (IL - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Claiborne 'Clay' Pell (RI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Pryor (AR - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Paul D. Wellstone (MN - D) (Out Of Office)
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