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73d CONGRESS.

SESS. II.

CHS. 303-305.

designed to injure or destroy any building or buildings, or any part
thereof, of such institution; or who conveys or causes to be conveyed
into such institution, or from place to place within such institution,
or aids or assists therein, or who conspires with any other person or
persons to convey or cause to be conveyed into such institution, or
from place to place within such institution, any firearm, weapon,
explosive, or any lethal or poisonous gas, or any other substance or
thing designed to kill, injure, or disable any officer, agent, employee,
or inmate thereof, shall be punished by imprisonment for a period
of not more than ten years.
SEC. 2. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby
repealed.ealed.
Approved, May 18, 1934.
[CHAPTER 304.]

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MAY 18, 1934.

Smuggling firearms.

Punishment

conflicting laws re-

pealed.

AN ACT

To provide punishment for certain offenses committed against banks organized
or operating under laws of the United States or any member of the Federal
Reserve System.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That as used in
this Act the term " bank " includes any member bank of the Federal
Reserve System, and any bank, banking association, trust company,
savings bank, or other banking institution organized or operating
under the laws of the United States.
SEC. 2. (a) Whoever, by force and violence, or by putting in fear,
feloniously takes, or feloniously attempts to take, from the person
or presence of another any property or money or any other thing
of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management,
or possession of, any bank shall be fined not more than $5,000 or
imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
(b) Whoever, in committing, or in attempting to commit, any
offense defined in subsection (a) of this section, assaults any person,
or puts in jeopardy the life of any person by the use of a dangerous
weapon or device, shall be finlled not less than $1,000 nor more than
$10,000 or imprisoned not less than five years nor Imore than twentyfive years, or both.
SEC. 3. Whoever, in committing any offense defined in this Act,
or in avoiding or attempting to avoid apprehension for the commission of such offense, or in freeing himself or attempting to free
himself from arrest or confinement for such offense, kills any person,
or forces any person to accompany him without the consent of
such person, shall be punished by imprisonment for not less than
10 years, or by death if the verdict of the jury shall so direct.
SEc. 4. Jurisdiction over any offense defined by this Act shall not

for.

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To authorize the donation of certain land to the town of Bourne, Massachusetts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of War is hereby authorized to convey without charge to the

town of Bourne, Massachusetts, for school playground purposes,
two small parcels of land aggregating about six tenths of an acre

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