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Title: Children and Gun Violence: Hearings Before the Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice, 103rd Congress, 1st Session, June 9 and September 13, 1993, on S.1087
Corporate Author: US Congress
Senate Subcommittee on Juvenile Justice
United States of America
Date Published: 1994
Page Count: 197
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony was presented by various government and private agency officials on the proposed legislation (S.1087) to amend Title 18 of the U.S. Code to prohibit the possession of handguns by juveniles.
Abstract: The proposed bill is referred to as the Youth Handgun Safety Act of 1993. Hearing statements focused on the growing juvenile crime problem, the use of guns by children to commit violent acts as well as suicide, the presence of guns in schools, and juvenile gang violence. Media reports were included at the hearings that addressed child safety, television violence, gun sales, behavior modification, school security, and the murder of police officers by juveniles. Additional testimony concerned violence-related injuries, the need to convince children not to carry weapons, the prosecution of juvenile offenders, constitutional rights of juveniles, effects of violence on victims and their families, the parental role in violence prevention, and gun control. Other presentations covered loopholes in Federal and State firearms laws, model legislation to ban the unsupervised possession of firearms and ammunition by minors, age-specific and race-specific arrest rates for selected offenses over the 1965-1988 period, and gun violence in inner cities. An appendix contains additional hearing submissions for the record. Footnotes, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Violent juvenile offenders
Index Term(s): Child victims; Crime in schools; Criminology; Gun control legislation; Juvenile gun ownership; Juvenile/Youth Gangs; Victims of violent crime; Violence prevention
Note: Serial No. J-103-18
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