Summary: H.R.2529 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.2529. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (06/01/1989)

Amends the Federal criminal code to require a minimum sentence of five years' imprisonment, without an opportunity for parole, for the unlawful possession of a firearm by any person: (1) who has been convicted of a crime punishable by more than a year imprisonment; (2) who is a fugitive from justice; (3) who is an unlawful user of or addicted to any controlled substance; (4) who has transported in interstate commerce any stolen firearm; or (5) who has received any stolen firearm.

Increases from $5,000 to $10,000 and from five years to ten years the fine and term of imprisonment, respectively, for violation of Federal firearm laws.

Increases the penalties for possession of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence or drug trafficking.