[USC02] 42 USC 2122: Prohibitions governing atomic weapons
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42 USC 2122: Prohibitions governing atomic weapons Text contains those laws in effect on September 19, 2019
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 23-DEVELOPMENT AND CONTROL OF ATOMIC ENERGYDivision A-Atomic EnergySUBCHAPTER VIII-MILITARY APPLICATION OF ATOMIC ENERGY

§2122. Prohibitions governing atomic weapons

(a) It shall be unlawful, except as provided in section 2121 of this title, for any person, inside or outside of the United States, to knowingly participate in the development of, manufacture, produce, transfer, acquire, receive, possess, import, export, or use, or possess and threaten to use, any atomic weapon. Nothing in this section shall be deemed to modify the provisions of section 2051(a) or 2131 of this title.

(b) Conduct prohibited by subsection (a) is within the jurisdiction of the United States if-

(1) the offense occurs in or affects interstate or foreign commerce; the offense occurs outside of the United States and is committed by a national of the United States;

(2) the offense is committed against a national of the United States while the national is outside the United States;

(3) the offense is committed against any property that is owned, leased, or used by the United States or by any department or agency of the United States, whether the property is within or outside the United States; or

(4) an offender aids or abets any person over whom jurisdiction exists under this subsection in committing an offense under this section or conspires with any person over whom jurisdiction exists under this subsection to commit an offense under this section.

(Aug. 1, 1946, ch. 724, title I, §92, as added Aug. 30, 1954, ch. 1073, §1, 68 Stat. 936 ; amended Pub. L. 85–479, §2, July 2, 1958, 72 Stat. 277 ; renumbered title I, Pub. L. 102–486, title IX, §902(a)(8), Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 2944 ; Pub. L. 108–458, title VI, §§6803(b), 6904(a), Dec. 17, 2004, 118 Stat. 3768 , 3771.)

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to this section were contained in section 1806(b) of this title, prior to the general amendment and renumbering of act Aug. 1, 1946, by act Aug. 30, 1954.

Amendments

2004-Pub. L. 108–458, §6904(a)(1), designated existing provisions as subsec. (a).

Pub. L. 108–458, §6803(b)(2), inserted "participate in the development of," after "interstate or foreign commerce,".

Pub. L. 108–458, §6803(b)(1), inserted ", inside or outside of the United States," after "for any person".

Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–458, §6904(a)(4), which directed amendment by striking out "transfer or receive in interstate or foreign commerce," before "manufacture", was executed by striking out such phrase before "participate in the development of, manufacture" to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the intervening amendment by Pub. L. 108–458, §6803(b)(2). See above.

Pub. L. 108–458, §6904(a)(3), (5), (6), inserted "receive," after "acquire,", struck out "or" before "export", and inserted ", or use, or possess and threaten to use," before "any atomic weapon".

Pub. L. 108–458, §6904(a)(2), which directed amendment by inserting "knowingly" after "for any person to", was executed by making the insertion after "for any person, inside or outside of the United States, to" to reflect the probable intent of Congress and the amendment by Pub. L. 108–458, §6803(b)(1). See above.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 108–458, §6904(a)(7), added subsec. (b).

1958-Pub. L. 85–479 included transfers or receipts in foreign commerce.