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Mar 5, 2018

Congress, not Trump, must ban bump stocks

In the wake of yet another mass shooting at a school — this one in Parkland, Fla., leaving 14 students and three staff members dead — President Donald Trump floated several proposals in response to the violence.

Feb 29, 2012

Sentencing — firearms

11-1512 U.S. v. Lucas

Feb 1, 2012

Bill that would allow prosecutors to carry guns debated in Minn. House

The 2012 legislative session started last week, and two of the first bills debated in the Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee of the House dealt with a recent shooting in a Minnesota courtroom.

Apr 6, 2011

09-3954, 09-3961 & 10-1204 U.S. v. Lewis

Firearms Carrying firearm in connection with a drug offense The evidence was sufficient to convict the defendants of conspiring to carry a firearm in connection with a drug trafficking offense, where the defendants planned to steal drugs from a stash house. “[T]he jury could have disbelieved Gomez’s testimony as to events on January 4 and […]

Dec 10, 2010

10-1574 Gant v. U.S.

Firearms Felon in possession of a firearm; restoration of civil rights Where a defendant’s documents purporting to restore his civil rights were inauthentic, it was not ineffective assistance of counsel for his appellate attorney to not challenge the conviction on this ground. “Gant’s evidence of actual receipt was shaky at best. While Gant claimed that […]

Dec 6, 2010

09-3680 U.S. v. Hudson

Sentencing Firearms; drug trafficking 18 U.S.C. 924(c)(1)(A)’s “except” clause only applies when the minimum sentence “otherwise provided” is for the sec. 924(c) offense in question. “§ 924(c)(1)(A)’s ‘except’ clause only applies when the minimum sentence ‘otherwise provided’ is ‘for the [§ 924(c)] offense in question.’ Abbott v. United States, 131 S. Ct. 18, 2010 WL [&[...]

Sep 27, 2010

09-CR-141 U.S. v. Jordan

Sentencing Controlled substances; firearms A combined 75-month sentence is reasonable for convictions of possession of a firearm as a felon, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking offense. “Under all the circumstances, I found a sentence of 15 months on the § 922(g) and […]


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