To amend title 18, United States Code, to increase the penalties for possessing or using a firearm in the commission of a felony crime of violence or drug trafficking crime, and to require juveniles age 14 or older who so possess or use a firearm to be tried as adults.
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Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 27th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 8, 2000
Length: 2 pages
106th Congress (1999–2000)
This bill was introduced on February 8, 2000, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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Feb 8, 2000
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H.R. 3597 (106th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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