Gun Control


Legislation :  USA : 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban





Wikipedia : Federal Assault Weapons Ban


The Public Safety and Recreational Firearms Use Protection Act or


Federal Assault Weapons Ban (AWB)


was a subsection of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, a United States federal law which included a prohibition on the manufacture for civilian use of certain semi-automatic firearms that were defined as assault weapons as well as certain ammunition magazines that were defined as "large capacity".


The 10-year ban was passed by the US Congress on September 13, 1994, following a close 52–48 vote in the US Senate, and was signed into law by US President Bill Clinton on the same day.


The ban applied only to weapons manufactured after the date of the ban's enactment. It expired on September 13, 2004, in accordance with its sunset provision.



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