H.R.1719 - To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide a mandatory minimum sentence for the unlawful possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, a fugitive from justice, a person who is addicted to, or an unlawful user of, a controlled substance, or a transfer or receiver of a stolen firearm, to increase the general penalty for violation of federal firearms laws, and to increase the enhanced penalties provided for the possession of a firearm in connection with a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime.102nd Congress (1991-1992)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Campbell, Ben Nighthorse [D-CO-3] (Introduced 04/11/1991)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/07/1991 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime and Criminal Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1719 — 102nd Congress (1991-1992)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/11/1991)
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 one year's 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.