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S. 3335: 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. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Aug 1, 2018
Length: 5 pages

Aug 1, 2018


Introduced on Aug 1, 2018

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Aug 1, 2018

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