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[H. R. 5456)

AN ACT Relating to the powers and duties of United States marshals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 787 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 28, sec. 503), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

Sec. 787. It shall be the duty of the marshal of each district to attend the district courts when sitting therein and to execute all lawful precepts issued under the authority of the United States; and he shall have power to command all necessary assistance in the execution of his duty."

SEC. 2. That, in addition to all other powers, United States mar. shals and their deputies shall have the power to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the laws of the United States - committed in their presence or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States in cases where such felony has in fact been or is being committed and they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing it. The marshals and their deputies shall also have the power to carry firearms. Approved, June 15, 1935.

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(H.R. 9741)

AN ACT To provide for the taxation of manufacturers, importers, and dealers in certain

firearins and machine guns, to tax the sale or other disposal of such weapons, and to restrict importation and regulate interstate transportation thereof.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of tho United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the pur. poses of this Act

(a) The term “firearm ” means a shotgun or rifle having a barrel of less than eighteen inches in length, or any other weapon, except a pistol or revolver, from which a shot is discharged by an explosive if such weapon is capable of being concealed on the person, or a machine gun, and includes a muffler or silencer for any firearm whether or not such firearm is included within the foregoing definition.

(b) The term “machine gun” means any weapon which shoots, or is designed to shoot, automatically or semiautomatically, more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. (c) The term “

person

” includes a partnership, company, association,

or corporation, as well as a natural person. (d) The term “continental United States” means the States of the United States and the District of Columbia.

(e) The term “importer” means any person who imports or brings firearms into the continental United States for sale.

(f) The term “ manufacturer” means any person who is engaged within the continental United States in the manufacture of firearms, or who otherwise produces therein any firearm for sale or disposition.

(g) The term “dealer" means any person not a manufacturer or importer engaged within the continental United States in the business of selling firearms. The term “ dealer” shall include

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" wholesalers, pawnbrokers, and dealers in used firearms.

(h) The term "interstate commerce means transportation from any State or Territory or District, or any insular possession of the United States (including the Philippine Islands), to any other State or to the District of Columbia.

(i) The term “ Commissioner means the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. () The term “ Secretary” means the Secretary of the Treasury.

i (k) The term “to transfer” or “transferred ” shall include to sell, assign, pledge, lease. loan, give away, or otherwise dispose of.

Sec. 2. (a) Within fifteen days after the effective date of this Act, or upon first engaging in business, and thereafter on or before the 1st day of July of each year, every importer, manufacturer, and dealer in firearms shall register with the collector of internal revenue for each district in which such business is to be carried on his name or style, principal place of business, and places of business in such

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[H. R. 5456]

AN ACT Relating to the powers and duties of United States marshals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 787 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title 28, sec. 503), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“ Sec. 787. It shall be the duty of the marshal of each district to attend the district courts when sitting therein and to execute all lawful precepts issued under the authority of the United States; and he shall have power to command all necessary assistance in the execution of his duty."

SEC. 2. That, in addition to all other powers, United States marshals and their deputies shall have the power to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the laws of the United States committed in their presence or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States in cases where such felony has in fact been or is being committed and they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing it. The marshals and their deputies shall also have the power to carry firearms. Approved, June 15, 1935.

(H.R. 9741)

AN ACT To provide for the taxation of manufacturers, importers, and dealers in certain

firearing and machine guns, to tax the sale or other disposal of such weapons, and to restrict importation and regulate interstate transportation thereof.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That for the pur. poses of this Act (a) The term “firearm" means a shotgun or rifle having a barrel

» of less than eighteen inches in length, or any other weapon, except a pistol or revolver, from which a shot is discharged by an explosive if such weapon is capable of being concealed on the person, or a machine gun, and includes a muffler or silencer for any firearm whether or not such firearm is included within the foregoing definition

(b) The term “machine gun ” means any weapon which shoots, or is designed to shoot, automatically or semiautomatically, more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single function of the trigger. (c) The term “

person ” includes a partnership, company, association, or corporation, as well as a natural person.

(d) The term “continental United States means the States of the United States and the District of Columbia.

(e) The term “ importer” means any person who imports or brings firearms into the continental United States for sale.

(f) The term “ manufacturer” means any person who is engaged within the continental United States in the manufacture of firearms, or who otherwise produces therein any firearm for sale or disposition.

(g) The term dealer” means any person not a manufacturer or importer engaged within the continental United States in the business of selling firearms. The term “dealer" shall include

. wholesalers, pawnbrokers, and dealers in used firearms.

(h) The term "interstate commerce” means transportation from any State or Territory or District, or any insular possession of the United States (including the Philippine Islands), to any other State or to the District of Columbia.

(i) The term “ Commissioner means the Commissioner of Internal Revenue. (j) “

The term " Secretary” means the Secretary of the Treasury. . (k) The term “to transfer” or “transferred shall include to sell, assign, pledge, lease. loan, give away, or otherwise dispose of.

Sec. 2. (a) Within fifteen days after the effective date of this Act, or upon first engaging in business, and thereafter on or before the 1st day of July of each year, every importer, manufacturer, and dealer in firearms shall register with the collector of internal revenue for each district in which such business is lo be carried on his name or style, principal place of business, and places of business in such

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(H. R. 5456]

AN ACT Relating to the powers and duties of United States marshals. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 787 of the Revised 'Statutes (U. S. C., title 28, sec. 503), be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“ Sec. 787. It shall be the duty of the marshal of each district to attend the district courts when sitting therein and to execute all lawful precepts issued under the authority of the United States; and he shall have power to command all necessary assistance in the execution of his duty."

SEC. 2. That, in addition to all other powers, United States marshals and their deputies shall have the power to make arrests without warrant for any offense against the laws of the United States committed in their presence or for any felony cognizable under the laws of the United States in cases where such felony has in fact been or is being committed and they have reasonable grounds to believe that the person to be arrested has committed or is committing it. The marshals and their deputies shall also have the power to carry firearms. Approved, June 15, 1935.

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