Title 18 U.S.C. § 924(c)(1)(a) provides, in part, that a person convicted of a drug-trafficking crime or crime of violence shall receive an additional sentence of not less than five years whenever he "uses or carries a firearm, or * * * in furtherance of any such crime, possesses a firearm" unless "a greater minimum sentence is * * * provided * * * by any other provision of law."Question Presented:
1. Does the term "any other provision of law" include the underlying drug trafficking offense or crime of violence?
2. If not, does it include another offense for possessing the same firearm in the same transaction?Question:
Does a mandatory minimum sentence provided by 18 U.S.C § 924(c)(1)A) run concurrently or consecutively to another count that carries a longer than ordinary mandatory minimum sentence?Note:
br /><br /> JUSTICE KAGAN TOOK NO PART