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PUBLIC LAW 85-JUNE 29, 1953

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No person shall keep a pistol for, or intentionally make a pistol available to, such a person, knowing that he has been so convicted or that he is a drug addict. Whoever violates this section shall be punished D! ^c**codt' 22- *® provided in section 15 of this Act, unless the violation occurs after 3215. * he has been convicted of a violation of this section, in which case he shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years." (c) Section 4 of the Dangerous Weapons Act (D. C. Code, sec. 2247 Stat. 651. 3204) is amended by striking out everything after "being so concealed" and inserting in lieu thereof a period and the following new sentence: "Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in section 32^5 ^' ^'^^ 22- 15 of this Act, unless the violation occurs after he has been convicted in the District of Columbia of a violation of this section or of a felony, either in the District of Columbia or in another jurisdiction, in which case he shall be sentenced to imprisonment for not more than ten years." (d) Section 7 of the Dangerous Weapons Act (D. C. Code, sec. 47 stet. 652. 22-3207) is amended to read as follows: " S E IX I N O TO MINORS A N D OTHERS

"SEC. 7. No person shall within the District of Columbia sell any pistol to a person who he has reasonable cause to believe is not of Ante, p. 93. souud miiid, or is forbidden by section 3 of this Act to possess a pistol, or, except when the relation of parent and child or guardian and ward exists, is under the age of twenty-one years." (e) The second sentence of section 8 of the Dangerous Weapons 47 Stat. 652. ^ ^ t (D. C. Code, sec. 22-3208) is amended by striking out "a statement that he has never been convicted in the District of Columbia or elsewhere of a crime of violence" and inserting in lieu thereof "a statement that he is not forbidden by section 3 of this Act to possess a pistol". (f) The first sentence of paragraph 3 of section 10 of the Dangerous 47 Stat. 653. Wcapous Act (D. C. Code, sec. 22-3210) is amended to read as follows: "No pistol shall be sold (a) if the seller has reasonable cause to believe Ante, p. 93. ^j^^^ ^}^g purchaser is not of sound mind or is forbidden by section 3 of this Act to possess a pistol or is under the age of twenty-one years, and (b) unless the purchaser is personally known to the seller or shall present clear evidence of his identity." (g) The first sentence of paragraph 5 of section 10 of the Dangerous 47 Stat. 653. Weapous Act (D. C. Code, sec. 22-3210) is amended by striking out "a statement signed by the purchaser that he has never been convicted in the District of Columbia or elsewhere of a crime of violence" and inserting in lieu thereof "a statement by the purchaser that he is not nte, p. 93. forbidden by section 3 of this Act to possess a pistol". (h) Section 14 of the Dangerous Weapons Act (D. C. Code, sec. 47 Stat. 654. 22-3214) is amended by inserting " (a) " after "SEC. 14."; by inserting "switch blade knife," after "sandbag,"; and by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(b) No porson shall within the District of Columbia possess, with intent to use unlawfully against another, an imitation pistol, or a dagger, dirk, razor, stiletto, or knife with a blade longer than three inches, or other dangerous weapon. "(c) Whoever violates this section shall be punished as provided in 32^5.^" ^"^^ ^^' section 15 of this Act, unless the violation occurs after he has been convicted in the District of Columbia of a violation of this section or of a felony, either in the District of Columbia or in another jurisdiction, in which case he shall be imprisoned for not more than ten years."