Gun Control Act of 1968

THE GUN CONTROL ACT OF 1968, PUBLIC LAW 90-618
TITLE 18, UNITED STATES CODE, CHAPTER 44

An Act to amend title 18, United States Code, to provide for better control of the
interstate traffic in firearms. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that this Act may be cited as the “Gun Control Act of 1968”.

TITLE I – STATE
FIREARMS CONTROL
ASSISTANCE
PURPOSE

Sec. 101. The Congress hereby declares that the purpose of this title is to
provide support to Federal, State, and local law enforcement officials in their fight
against crime and violence, and it is not the purpose of this title to place any
undue or unnecessary Federal restrictions or burdens on law-abiding citizens with
respect to the acquisition, possession, or use of firearms appropriate to the purpose
of hunting, trapshooting, target shooting, personal protection, or any other lawful
activity, and that this title is not intended to discourage or eliminate the private
ownership or use of firearms by law-abiding citizens for lawful purposes, or provide
for the imposition by Federal regulations of any procedures or requirements other
than those reasonably necessary to implement and effectuate the provisions of this
title.
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Chapter 44 Firearms
Sec.

921. Definitions.
922. Unlawful acts.
923. Licensing.
924. Penalties.
925. Exceptions: Relief from disabilities.
925A. Remedy for erroneous denial of firearms.
926. Rules and regulations.
926A. Interstate transportation of firearms.
927. Effect on State law.
928. Separability.
929. Use of restricted ammunition.
930. Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities.