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  • Main Title The Assault Weapons Ban: Review of Federal Laws Controlling Possessions of Certain Firearms


  • Author: Schrader, Dorothy
    Creator Type: Personal
    Creator Info: American Law Division


  • Name: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service.
    Place of Publication: Washington D.C.


  • Creation: 1995-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: This report reviews the 1994 assault weapons ban, which is effective for ten years on 19 types of semiautomatic assault weapons. The Act builds upon a 60-year history of federal regulation of firearms. The report also summarizes the pre-1994 federal gun control laws, analyzes the major cases relating to constitutional and statutory challenges to these laws, and reviews judicial and legislative developments since enactment of the ban.
  • Physical Description: 20 pages.


  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Weapons systems
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Assault weapons
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Firearms
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Firearms control
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Firearms - Law and legislation
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Constitution
  • Legislative Indexing Vocabulary: Constitutional law


  • Name: Congressional Research Service Reports
    Code: CRSR


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Accession or Local Control No: 95-108_1995Dec01
  • CRS Report Number: 95-108
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc26068