H.R. 1919 (96th): A bill to amend the Gun Control Act of 1968 to provide for separate offense and consecutive sentencing in felonies involving the use of a firearm.


Feb 8, 1979
96th Congress, 1979–1980

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on February 8, 1979, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


William Cotter
Representative for Connecticut's 1st congressional district

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Summary (CRS)
2/8/1979--Introduced.Amends the Gun Control Act of 1968 to require that whoever uses or carries a firearm during the commission of a felony prosecutable in a United States court shall, in ...

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H.R. 6302 (95th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 19, 1977

H.R. 4245 (97th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 23, 1981

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Feb 8, 1979


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