702.7 DANGEROUS WEAPON. A "dangerous weapon" is any instrument or device designed primarily for use in inflicting death or injury upon a human being or animal, and which is capable of inflicting death upon a human being when used in the manner for which it was designed, except a bow and arrow when possessed and used for hunting or any other lawful purpose. Additionally, any instrument or device of any sort whatsoever which is actually used in such a manner as to indicate that the defendant intends to inflict death or serious injury upon the other, and which, when so used, is capable of inflicting death upon a human being, is a dangerous weapon. Dangerous weapons include but are not limited to any offensive weapon, pistol, revolver, or other firearm, dagger, razor, stiletto, switchblade knife, knife having a blade exceeding five inches in length, or any portable device or weapon directing an electric current, impulse, wave, or beam that produces a high-voltage pulse designed to immobilize a person.
Section History: Early Form
[S13, § 4775-1a; C24, 27, 31, § 12936; C35, § 12935-g1, 12936; C39, § 12935.1, 12936; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, § 695.1, 695.2; C79, 81, § 702.7]
Section History: Recent Form
88 Acts, ch 1164, § 1; 2008 Acts, ch 1151, §1 Referred to in § 280.17A, 280.17B, 708.11, 708.13, 719.1