H.R. 3883 (103rd): Violence With Firearms Prevention Act of 1994

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Feb 23, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 3883 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3883

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the interstate transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a violent crime, and to impose the death penalty for a violation that results in death.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

FEBRUARY 23, 1994

Mr. LEVY (for himself, Mr. QUINN, Mr. KING, Mr. LAZIO, Mr. SOLOMON, Mr. GILMAN, Ms. MOLINARI, Mr. PAXON, Mr. MCHUGH, Mr. BOEHLERT, Mr. WALSH, Mr. FISH, Mr. HOUGHTON, Mr. MACHTLEY, Mr. BILIRAKIS, Mr. MCCOLLUM, Ms. KAPTUR, Mr. TORKILDSEN, and Mr. DIAZ-BALART) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit the interstate transportation of a firearm with the intent to commit a violent crime, and to impose the death penalty for a violation that results in death.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Violence With Firearms Prevention Act of 1994’.

SEC. 2. PROHIBITION AGAINST THE INTERSTATE TRANSPORTATION OF A FIREARM WITH THE INTENT TO COMMIT A VIOLENT CRIME.

    Section 922 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(v)(1)(A) Whoever transports or receives, or attempts to transport or receive, in interstate or foreign commerce any firearm with the knowledge or intent that it will be used unlawfully to kill, injure, or intimidate any individual shall be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, fined under this title, or both.

    ‘(B) If the personal injury of another results from a violation of this subsection, the person shall be imprisoned for not more than 30 years, fined under this title, or both.

    ‘(2)(A) In the case of a 2nd conviction under this subsection, the person shall be imprisoned for 20 years, fined under this title, or both.

    ‘(B) If the 2nd conviction under this subsection is for a violation that results in the personal injury of another, then the person shall be imprisoned for 30 years, fined under this title, or both.

    ‘(3) In the case of a 3rd or subsequent conviction under this subsection, the person shall be imprisoned for life, fined under this title, or both.

    ‘(4) Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) through (3) of this subsection, if the death of another results from a violation of this subsection, the person shall be imprisoned for life, fined under this title, or both, and shall be subject to the death penalty, and the procedure in respect of the death penalty for aircraft piracy provided in section 903(c) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958 shall apply.

    ‘(5) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court shall not impose a probationary sentence upon, or suspend the sentence of, any person convicted of a violation of this subsection, nor shall the term of imprisonment imposed under this subsection run concurrently with any other term of imprisonment including that imposed for any offense in which the firearm was used.’.