McLaughlin v. United States - 476 U.S. 16 (1986)


U.S. Supreme Court

McLaughlin v. United States, 476 U.S. 16 (1986)

McLaughlin v. United States

No. 85-5189

Argued March 31, 1986

Decided April 29, 1986

476 U.S. 16

Syllabus

On the basis of his display of an unloaded handgun in the course of a bank robbery, petitioner was convicted under 18 U.S.C. § 2113(d), which provides an enhanced penalty for assault by use of a "dangerous weapon" during a bank robbery.

Held: An unloaded handgun is a "dangerous weapon" within the meaning of § 2113(d). Pp. 476 U. S. 17-18.

Affirmed .

STEVENS, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.



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