dangerous weapon

dangerous weapon

n. any gun, knife, sword, crossbow, slingshot or other weapon which can cause bodily harm to people (even though used for target shooting). If a person is harmed by such a weapon that is left unguarded, improperly used, or causes harm even to a person who plays with it without permission, the victim or his/her survivors can sue for negligence and possibly win a judgment.

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As far as an army may be considered as a dangerous weapon of power, it had better be in those hands of which the people are most likely to be jealous than in those of which they are least likely to be jealous.
With a flourish of his dangerous weapon, he fell down upon the ground like a log.
But at the very moment when the dangerous weapon was in the act of descending, the subtle Huron rolled swiftly from beneath the danger, over the edge of the precipice, and falling on his feet, was seen leaping, with a single bound, into the center of a thicket of low bushes, which clung along its sides.
At length, little Jane perceiving its young brains to be imperilled, softly left her place, and with many small artifices coaxed the dangerous weapon away.
If this trouble comes to pass, the indiscriminate right of suffrage bestowed upon the masses will be a dangerous weapon in their hands.
stay till I hear his answer!" said the nearly breathless Ellen, pushing aside the dangerous weapons which were again pointed in the direction of the shrinking person of the herald.
Point those dangerous weapons aside, I entreat of you; more for your own sakes, than for mine.
A Karmo Area Court Abuja, on Monday ordered that a driver, Kalu Chukwu, who pleaded guilty to being in possession of a dangerous weapon, be remanded in prison custody pending sentencing.
He waived his right to a jury trial, and after a court trial, Stearns County district court convicted him of both counts, reasoning that, according to Minnesota statute 609.582, because he possessed the BB gun while in the house, which qualified it as an article "fashioned in a manner to lead someone to reasonably believe it to be a dangerous weapon."
No one was injured, and Khonesavanhy was arrested and charged with possession of a dangerous weapon and assault with a dangerous weapon, reports (http://www.lowellsun.com/news/ci_32512507/sword-assault-lands-lowell-man-cuffs) the Lowell Sun .
Cabral has appealed on grounds that the Commonwealth failed to prove that the Taser he used qualifies as a "deadly" weapon under the statute.<br />Dangerousweapon<br />Cabral is mistaken that "dangerous weapon" and "deadly weapon," as used in the statute, are to be interpreted synonymously.
Focus: Abuse of Discretion Postconviction Motion Denied James Lewis, Jr., appeals a judgment, entered upon a jury's verdicts, convicting him of attempted first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon; false imprisonment with use of a dangerous weapon; battery in the course of a burglary with use of a dangerous weapon; and two counts of armed robbery with use of force.

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