Pennsylvania HB 307 - Prohibiting Assault Weapons / by Charles Yeganian

Pennsylvania HB 307

by Rep. Edward Gainey (D) with Reps. Carol Hill-Evans (D), Michael Schlossberg (D), Stephen Kinsey (D), Gregory Vitali (D), Thomas Caltagirone (D), Michael Zabel (D), Kevin Boyle (D), Christopher Rabb (D), Dan Frankel (D), Daniel McNeill (D), Rosita Youngblood (D), James Roebuck (D), Joanna McClinton (D), Ed Neison (D), Ben Sanchez (D), Perry Warren (D)

LEAP Forward Position: Support


§ 6121.1. Certain assault weapons prohibited.
(a) Offense defined.—Except as provided in subsection (b), a person may not:
(1) Possess, use, control, sell, deliver, transfer or manufacture an assault weapon.
(2) Obtain a license for an act under paragraph (1).
(b) Exception.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to:
(1) A member of the armed forces of the United States, including National Guard and reserve components, a law enforcement officer or other public safety officer while performing official duties or traveling to or from an authorized place of duty if possession of the assault weapon is authorized under applicable statute, regulation or military or law enforcement policy.
(2) A person authorized under applicable statute, regulation or military or law enforcement policy to perform an act under subsection (a)(1) for the purpose of ensuring that an individual under paragraph (1) obtains an assault weapon.
(3) A person lawfully owning or otherwise possessing an assault weapon before the effective date of this section.