Criminal Use of Guns

Committee members heard testimony on S.191, sponsored by Senator Helms, a bill to reduce the criminal use of firearms. Senator Helms, Justice… read more

Committee members heard testimony on S.191, sponsored by Senator Helms, a bill to reduce the criminal use of firearms. Senator Helms, Justice Department officials, prosecutors, a police commissioner, and a gun-control advocate testified. S.191 was a bill that would change the penalty for crimes involving guns in relation to the Supreme Court decision in “Bailey v. the United States” where a unanimous Court held that a criminal must actively employ a firearm to be convicted of a criminal charge. The hearing was held to assess the need for corrective legislation. close

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Program ID:
81040-1
Category:
Senate Committee
Format:
Senate Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
May 08, 1997 | 2:00pm EDT | C-SPAN.org
Last Aired:
Aug 25, 1997 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2

Airing Details

  • May 08, 1997 | 8:46pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 08, 1997 | 11:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 09, 1997 | 3:41am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 09, 1997 | 2:09pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • May 11, 1997 | 6:50pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 25, 1997 | 3:55pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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