Possession of a Armor Piercing Ammunition
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When you have been charged in Federal Court with possessing armor piercing
ammunition, then best lawyer for you is an attorney who practices in criminal
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18 U.S.C. 929 - Use of Restricted Ammunition. (a)(1) Whoever, during and in relation to the commission of a crime of violence or
drug trafficking crime (including a crime of violence or drug trafficking crime which provides
for an enhanced punishment if committed by the use of a deadly or dangerous
weapon or device) for which he may be prosecuted in a court of the United
States, uses or carries a firearm and is in possession of armor piercing
ammunition capable of being fired in that firearm, shall, in addition
to the punishment provided for the commission of such crime of violence
or drug trafficking crime be sentenced to a term of imprisonment for not
less than five years.
(2) For purposes of this subsection, the term “drug trafficking crime”
means any felony punishable under
the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 801 et seq.), the Controlled Substances
Import and Export Act (21 U.S.C. 951 et seq.), or chapter 705 of title 46.
(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the court shall not suspend
the sentence of any person convicted of a violation of this section, nor
place the person on probation, nor shall the terms of imprisonment run
concurrently with any other terms of imprisonment, including that imposed
for the crime in which the armor piercing ammunition was used or possessed.
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