Key Votes

HR 424 - Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Ron Paul voted Nay (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Sent To Committee (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (350-59) - (Key vote)

Title: Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that increases the mandatory minimum prison sentence for possession of a firearm while committing a federal crime.

Highlights:
  • Sets the following mandatory minimum sentences: 10 years in prison for possession of a firearm while committing a crime, 15 years in prison for brandishing a firearm while committing a crime, and 20 years in prison for discharging a firearm while committing a crime.
  • Increases each of the above sentences by at least 10 years for a second offense.
  • Sets a mandatory minimum sentence of 30 years 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.
Note:

NOTE: THIS VOTE WAS TAKEN UNDER A SUSPENSION OF THE RULES TO CUT OFF DEBATE EARLY AND VOTE TO PASS THE BILL, THEREBY REQUIRING A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY FOR PASSAGE.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Minimum Sentences for Gun Crimes

Sponsors

  • Suellen W. 'Sue' Myrick (NC - R) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

  • Robert L. 'Bob' Ehrlich Jr. (MD - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Mark Foley (FL - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Benjamin A. Gilman (NY - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Lindsey O. Graham (SC - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Stephen 'Steve' Horn (CA - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Sue W. Kelly (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Gerald B.H. 'Jerry' Solomon (NY - R) (Out Of Office)
  • James M. 'Jim' Talent (MO - R) (Out Of Office)
  • Robert Wexler (FL - D) (Out Of Office)