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Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act

The Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act (1994) is a piece of legislation, passed by the US Congress, which banned the manufacture of 19 military assault rifles. The National Rifle Association argues that this violates the Constitution's 2nd Amendment. In addition, the act discussed hate crimes motivated by gender or against those with disabilities.

Title IV Subsection Title IV, known as the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), allocated $1.6B to help prevent and investigate violence against women. VAWA was renewed in 2000. This includes the Safe Streets for Women Act which increases federal penalties for repeat sex offenders and also requires mandatory restitution for the medical and legal costs of sex crimes. The Safe Homes for Women Act increases Federal grants for battered women's shelters[?], creates a national domestic violence hotline, and orders that protection orders of one state must be enforced by the other states.

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