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HR1276 Bartlett R. (R-MD) 03/10/93 (68 lines)
Introduced in House

To establish the right to obtain firearms for security, and to
use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide
for the enforcement of such right.

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103D CONGRESS
1ST SESSION

H. R. 1276

To establish the right to obtain firearms for security, and to
use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide
for the enforcement of such right.

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IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 10, 1993

Mr. BARTLETT introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

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A BILL

To establish the right to obtain firearms for security, and to
use firearms in defense of self, family, or home, and to provide
for the enforcement of such right.

//Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,//

!!SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.!!

This Act may be cited as the "Citizens' Self-Defense Act of 1993".

!!SEC. 2. RIGHT TO OBTAIN FIREARMS FOR SECURITY, AND TO USE
FIREARMS IN DEFENSE OF SELF, FAMILY, OR HOME;
ENFORCEMENT.!!

(a) ESTABLISHMENT OF RIGHT.--A person not prohibited by
Federal law from receiving a firearm shall have the right to obtain firearms for security, and to use firearms in defense of self, family, or home.

(b) FIREARM DEFINED.--As used in subsection (a), the term
"firearm" means a--
(1) shotgun (as defined in section 921(a)(5) of title 18, United States Code);
(2) rifle (as defined in section 921(a)(7) of such
title); or
(3) handgun (as defined in section 10 of Public Law 99- 408).

(c) ENFORCEMENT OF RIGHT.--
(1) IN GENERAL.--A person whose right under subsection
(a)
is violated in any manner may bring an action in any United States district court against the United States, any State,
or any person for damages, injunctive relief, and such other
relief as the court deems appropriate.
(2) AUTHORITY TO AWARD A REASONABLE ATTORNEY'S FEE.--In
an action brought under paragraph (1), the court, in its
discretion, may allow the prevailing party, other than a State, a reasonable attorney's fee as part of the costs.

(d) STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.--An action may not be brought
under subsection (c)(1) after the 5-year period that begins with the date the violation described therein is discovered.

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