McLaughlin v. United StatesAnnotate this Case
476 U.S. 16 (1986)
U.S. Supreme Court
McLaughlin v. United States, 476 U.S. 16 (1986)
McLaughlin v. United States
Argued March 31, 1986
Decided April 29, 1986
476 U.S. 16
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.
STEVENS, J., delivered the opinion for a unanimous Court.
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