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. 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, or knife having a blade exceeding five inches in length.
[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]
88 Acts, ch 1164, § 1
Referred to in § 280.17A, 280.17B, 708.11, 719.1
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