S.1241: Violent Crime Control Act of 1991

Members of the Senate debated an amendment to S. 1241, the Violent Crime Control Act of 1991, that would create a five day waiting period… read more

Members of the Senate debated an amendment to S. 1241, the Violent Crime Control Act of 1991, that would create a five day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun. The amendment also would mandate a national system for background felony checks on purchasers of handguns, to be effective in all states within two and a half years. In May, the House passed the Brady bill, a piece of anti-crime legislation that would create a seven day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun. The amendment, which reduced the waiting period from seven to five days as a compromise measure with the opponents of the legislation, was passed on a vote of 67-32. Although President Bush previously stated he would veto anti-crime legislation that were not part of his anti-crime initiatives, including an extension of the death penalty and greater leeway for the introduction of evidence in court, the amendment was passed one vote above the number needed to override a presidential veto. close

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S.1241: Violent Crime Control Act of 1991

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Program ID:
18631-1
Category:
Senate Highlight
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Senate Highlight
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Jun 28, 1991
Last Aired:
Jun 29, 1991

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  • Jun 28, 1991 | 9:49pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 29, 1991 | 9:20am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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