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HR 125 - Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995 - Key Vote

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Mel Watt voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Referred to Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (239-173) - (Key vote)

Title: Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the ban on semiautomatic assault weapons and sets the mandatory minimum prison sentence for possession of a firearm while committing a violent federal crime or drug trafficking.

Highlights:
  • Sets the following mandatory minimum sentences in addition to the sentence imposed for the crime itself: 5 years in prison for possession of a firearm while committing a crime and 10 years in prison for brandishing a firearm while committing a violent federal crime or drug trafficking.
  • Increases each of the above sentences by at least 20 years for a second offense.
  • Sets the mandatory minimum sentence at 20 years in prison for discharging a firearm with the intent to injure another person while committing a crime.
  • Sets a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years in addition to the sentence imposed for the crime itself, if a machinegun or firearm equipped with a silencer is used while committing a crime, and sets a minimum sentence of life imprisonment if either is used in a second offense.
  • Repeals certain prohibitions relating to semiautomatic assault weapons and large capacity ammunition feeding devices.
Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Gun Ban Repeal Act of 1995

Sponsors

  • Jim Chapman (TX - D) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Richard Hugh Baker (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Cass Ballenger (NC - ) (Out Of Office)
  • James 'Jim' Barcia (MI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Roscoe G. Bartlett (MD - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Tom Bevill (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Frederick C. 'Rick' Boucher (VA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Brewster (OK - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Glen Browder (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Ed Bryant (TN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunn (OR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jim Bunning (KY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Dan L. Burton (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles T. Canady (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Helen P. Chenoweth-Hage (ID - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Allen 'Tom' Coburn (OK - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Wes Cooley (OR - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jerry F. Costello (IL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bud' Cramer (AL - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Michael D. 'Mike' Crapo (ID - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Randall H. 'Duke' Cunningham (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Patsy Ann 'Pat' Danner (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Dale 'Tom' DeLay (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jay W. Dickey (AR - ) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Doolittle (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill Emerson (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Jack M. Fields Jr. (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • David Funderburk (NC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Pete Geren (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Bart Gordon (TN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Lee H. Hamilton (IN - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Melton D. 'Mel' Hancock (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James A. 'Jimmy' Hayes (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • John David 'J.D.' Hayworth Jr. (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Maurice D. Hinchey (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Thomas Timothy 'Tim' Holden (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John Nathan Hostettler (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald P. 'Ron' Klink (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • James T. 'Jim' Kolbe (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Greg Laughlin (TX - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ron Lewis (KY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Bill McCollum (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James O. 'Jim' McCrery III (LA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Scott McInnis (CO - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Alan Bowlby Mollohan (WV - D) (Out Of Office)
  • G.V. 'Sonny' Montgomery (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John P. 'Jack' Murtha (PA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John T. Myers (IN - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert William 'Bob' Ney (OH - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Norwood Jr. (GA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William H. 'Bill' Orton (UT - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Ronald C. 'Ron' Packard (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles G. 'Charlie' Rose III (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • E.G. 'Bud' Shuster (PA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Ike Skelton (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles W. 'Charlie' Stenholm (TX - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Lee 'Bob' Stump (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • William J. 'Billy' Tauzin (LA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Gene Taylor (MS - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Harold L. Volkmer (MO - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Barbara F. Vucanovich (NV - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Roger F. Wicker (MS - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles Wilson (TX - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert E. 'Bob' Wise Jr. (WV - ) (Out Of Office)
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