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H.R.2466 - Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent gang crime, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007 as introduced.
  • Official: To amend title 18, United States Code, to prevent gang crime, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to: (1) impose mandatory minimum prison terms for violent crimes committed to further racketeering activities; (2) increase penalties for using or carrying a firearm while committing a crime of violence or a drug traffic

Official Summary

Violent Crime Reduction Act of 2007 - Amends the federal criminal code to:
(1) impose mandatory minimum prison terms for violent crimes committed to further racketeering activities;
(2) increase penalties for using or carrying a firearm while committing a crime of violence or a drug trafficking crime; and
(3) grant to off-duty law enforcement officers an exemption from the prohibition against possessing a firearm in a school zone.Amends the Controlled Substances Act to impose enhanced criminal penalties for committing a crime of violence (i.e., murder, kidnapping, aggravated sexual abuse, maiming, or assault resulting in serious bodily injury) during and in relation to a drug trafficking crime.Directs the Attorney General to establish and assist anti-gang task forces comprised of federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities to combat criminal gangs and offenders.

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