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[82 STAT. 228]
[82 STAT. 228]
PUBLIC LAW 90-000—MMMM. DD, 1968


PUBLIC LAW 90-351-JUNE 19, 1968

[82 STAT.

punishable by iniprisoinneiit for a term exceeding one year or to avoid giving testimony in any criminal proceeding. "(15) The term 'antique firearm' means any firearm manufactured in or before 1898 (including any matchlock, fiintlock, percussion cap, or similar early type of ignition system) or replica thereof, whether actually manufactured before or after the year 1898; and also any firearm using fixed ammunition manufactured in or before 1898, for which ammunition is no longer manufactured in the United States; and is not readily available in the ordinary channels of commercial trade.

  • '(16) The term 'amnmnition' means ammunition for a destructive

device; it shall not include shotgun shells or any other ammunition designed for use in a firearm other than a destructive device. "(17) The term 'Secretary' or 'Secretary of the Treasury' means the Secretary of the Treasury or his delegate. "(18) The term 'published ordinance' means a published law of any political subdivision of a State which the Secretary of the Treasury determines to be relevant to the enforcement of this chapter and which is contained on a list compiled by the Secretary of the Publication in Treasury which list shall be published in the Federal Register, revised Fe era Register, ^j^j^^^r^^jy^ ^ud fumislied to each liceusee under this chapter. "(b) As used in this chapter— "(1) The term 'firearm' shall not include an antique firearm. "(2) The term 'destructive device' shall not include— " (A) a device which is not designed or redesigned or used or intended for use as a weapon; or " (B) any device, although originally designed as a weapon, which is redesigned so that it may be used solely as a signaling, linethrowing, safety or similar device; or " (C) any shotgun other than a short-barreled shotgun; or " (D) any nonautomatic rifle (other than a short-barreled rifle) generally recognized or particularly suitable for use for the hunting of big game; or " (E) surplus obsolete ordnance sold, loaned, or given by the Secretary of the Army pursuant to the provisions of sections 468-1(2), 4685, or 4686 of title 10, United States 70A Stat. 263. Code; Or " (F) any other device which the Secretary finds is not likely to be used a.s a weapon. "(3) The term 'crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year' shall not include any Federal or State offenses pertaining to antitrust violations, unfair trade practices, restraints of trade, or other similar offenses relating to the regulation of business practices as the Secretary may by regulation designate. "§ 922. Unlawful acts " (a) I t shall be unlawful— " (1) for any person, except a licensed importer^ licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, to engage in the business of importing, manufacturing, or dealing in firearms, or ammunition, or in the course of such business to ship, transport, or receive any firearm or ammunition in interstate or foreign commerce. "(2) for any importer, manufacturer, or dealer licensed under the provisions of this chapter to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce, any firearm other than a rifle or shotgun, or ammunition to any person other than a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer, except that— " (A) this paragraph shall not be held to preclude a licensed importer, licensed manufacturer, or licensed dealer