Pennsylvania HB 1162 - Assault Weapons


LEAP Forward Position:  Support

LEAP Forward Position: Support

Bill Summary


Banning the sale or possession of Assault Weapons for Individuals under the age of 21


“Assault weapon.” Any of the following:
(1) A semiautomatic rifle that has an ability to accept
a detachable 44 magazine and has at least one of the following characteristics:
(i) A part or combination of parts designed and
intended to accelerate the rate of fire of the
semiautomatic firearm to simulate the rate of fire of a
machinegun.
(ii) A folding or telescoping stock.
(iii) A pistol grip that protrudes conspicuously
beneath the action of the semiautomatic rifle.
(iv) A thumbhole stock, a second handgrip or a
protruding grip that can be held by the nontrigger hand.
(v) A bayonet mount, a flash suppressor, muzzle
break or muzzle compensator.
(vi) A threaded barrel designed to accommodate a
flash suppressor, muzzle break or muzzle compensator.
(vii) A grenade launcher.
(2) A semiautomatic shotgun that has at least one of the
following characteristics:
(i) A folding or telescoping stock.
(ii) A thumbhole stock.
(iii) A second handgrip or a protruding grip that
can be held by the nontrigger hand.
(iv) A fixed magazine capacity in excess of seven
rounds.
(v) An ability to accept a detachable magazine.
(vi) A revolving cylinder.

(a.1) Assault weapon.—Except as provided in subsection
(b.1), a person under 21 years of age shall not purchase,
possess or transport an assault weapon.