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Weapons Crimes

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Discharging a Firearm in Public

Definition of Discharging Firearm in Public The definition of Discharging Firearms in Public is contained in Section 790.15, Washington DC Statutes. The statute provides as follows: [A]ny person who knowingly discharges a firearm in any public place or on the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street, who knowingly discharges any firearm over…

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Improper Exhibition of a Firearm or Weapon

Definition of Improper Exhibition The offense of Improper Exhibition of a Firearm or other Weapon is defined under Section 790.10, Washington DC Statutes. The statute prohibits any person from “having or carrying any dirk, sword, sword cane, firearm, electric weapon or device, or other weapon” and, in the presence of another person, exhibiting the weapon…

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Carrying a Concealed Weapon

Definition of Carrying a Concealed Firearm The crime of carrying a concealed firearm is defined in Section 790.01(2), Washington DC Statutes. The law provides that “a person who carries a concealed firearm on or about his person commits a felony of the third degree.” Required Proof To prove the offense at trial, the State must…

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