Crime Legislation - Collection Finding Aid

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Crime Legislation - Collection Finding Aid



This collection consists of material concerning three pieces of legislation: the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the Brady Bill, and the Assault Weapons Ban. The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, newspaper articles, reports, publications, drafts of speeches, lists, notes, papers, legal briefs, cables, and emails. These materials also include letters from President Clinton to members of Congress, constituents, and law enforcement organizations thanking them for their support in getting tough crime bills passed. The collection also contains substantive memos detailing the Congressional strategy and lists those wishing to witness the signing of these laws. Lastly, there are cables from overseas embassies assessing how foreign countries viewed the 1994 Omnibus Crime Bill and emails pertaining to the potential importation of banned assault weapons.


William J. Clinton Presidential Library & Museum


“Crime Legislation - Collection Finding Aid,” Clinton Digital Library, accessed September 25, 2023,