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High Court OKs Tougher Penalties For Gun Crimes

Tuesday, June 25, 2002

The Supreme Court upheld judges` authority to give harsher prison sentences to defendants who use firearms in their crimes or do other things that lawmakers have spelled out as especially dangerous. The 5-4 decision protects sentencing practices in federal courts and every state that had been put in doubt by an earlier court ruling.

Read Original at: Bradenton Herald (FL)


Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.