Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994
Law Enforcement and Violent Crime Control Act of 1994
The arms of government be it the executive or legislature or the judiciary have various roles in policy making in the U.S. During passing of the Law Enforcement and Violent Crime Control Act of 1994, the three arms of government had roles in its passing. Usually, the legislature drafts and comes up with the policies, the executive among which there is the president consents the bill and the judiciary interprets the law.
Law Enforcement and Violent Crime Control Act of 1994 has a subsection referred to as the recreational firearms use protection and the public safety act, where ban on the manufacturing of certain assault weapons for civilians. These weapons are usually the semi-automatic guns. The U.S congress passed the bill in a sitting where claims that civilians possessed dangerous firearms and that police were resulting in violent actions with suspects.
The executive made consent to the bill where the then president of the United States of America, Bill Clinton signed the bill into law. Majority of the American citizens supported the bill but some individuals were against the bill. They took measures to petition the ruling. Various attempts were made in the court of law to petition. Quite a lot of constitutional trials were filled against the provisions of the ban.
The judiciary banned and refused to consent the trials. Several attempts were also made to renew the bill that the judiciary failed to effect too. The action of the judiciary ensured possession of semi-automated firearms was not allowed and remained prohibited thus ensuring reduced mass shooting and use of fire arms. The president’s consent put the bill into law.
Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence,. (2015). Assault Weapons Policy Summary. Retrieved 20 March 2015, from http://smartgunlaws.org/assault-weapons-policy-summary/