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S. 3335 (115th): Restoring the Armed Career Criminal Act

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Should a felon be committed for at least 15 years, even if that one specific crime wouldn’t merit a sentence nearly that long, if they’ve previously committed three or more violent felonies?


1984’s unanimously-passed Comprehensive Crime Control Act contained provisions which increased prison sentences for those who commit a crime with a firearm, if they had already previously been convicted of certain violent crimes three or more times. This provision was known as the Armed Career Criminal Act.

But the Supreme Court created a loophole with ...

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Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2018
Length: 5 pages
Aug 1, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on August 1, 2018, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.



Aug 1, 2018

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S. 3335 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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