Summary: H.R.6067 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to House with amendment(s) (09/06/1984)

(Reported to House from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, H. Rept. 98-996)

Law Enforcement Officers Protection Act of 1984 - Amends the Federal criminal code to define "armor piercing ammunition." Excludes from the definition: (1) shotgun shot composed in order to comply with Federal or State law; (2) frangible projectiles for target shooting; (3) ammunition containing frangible projectiles; and (4) any ammunition or projectiles which the Secretary of the Treasury determines are primarily intended for sporting purposes.

Makes it unlawful for any person to manufacture or import armor piercing ammunition. Allows: (1) the manufacture or importation of armor piercing ammunition for the use of the United States or any State or local government; (2) manufacture for the sole purpose of exportation; or (3) manufacture or importation for the purposes of testing and experimentation authorized by the Secretary.

Establishes a licensing fee of $1,000 per year for manufacturers and importers of armor piercing ammunition.

Imposes an additional mandatory sentence of not less than five years for any person who uses or carries a firearm and is in possession of armor piercing ammunition during the commission of a violent felony. States that such sentence shall not be suspended nor shall probation or parole be granted.