Attempting to Kill or Kidnap the President18
Section 1751(c) of Title 18 proscribes attempts to kill or kidnap
individual designated in § 1751(a). The crime of attempt is punishable
imprisonment for any term of years or for life. For cases applying the
concept of criminal attempts, see United States v. Robles, 185
Supp. 82 (N.D. Cal. 1960) and United States v. DeBolt, 253 F. 78
Ohio 1918). An evolution in the doctrine of attempt is suggested by
Robles, supra, with United States v. Stephens, 12 Fed.
(C.C.D. Ore. 1882).|
For cases applying the dangerous proximity doctrine, see
United States v. Coplon, 185 F.2d 629 (2d Cir. 1950); Gregg v.
States, 113 F.2d 687 (8th Cir. 1940); and United States v. Duane,
F. Supp. 459 (D. Neb. 1946).
[cited in Criminal Resource Manual 1606; USAM 9-65.300]