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S. 1221 (95th): A bill to amend chapter 44 of title 18 of the United States Code (respecting fire-arms) to penalize the use of firearms in the commission of any felony and to increase the penalties in certain related existing provisions.

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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Apr 4, 1977.

Amends provisions specifying additional penalties for commission of a Federal felony with the use of, or while illegally possessing, a firearm to (1) eliminate felonies while illegally possessing a firearm; (2) include State felonies committed with a firearm transported in or affecting interstate or foreign commerce, (3) revise the penalty for second and subsequent convictions, and (4) prohibit a suspended or probationary sentence with respect to a first conviction.