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Colorado Revised Statutes Title 18. Criminal Code § 18-12-102. Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon--affirmative defense--definition

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(1)?As used in this section, the term ?dangerous weapon? means a firearm silencer, machine gun, short shotgun, short rifle, or ballistic knife.

(2)?As used in this section, the term ?illegal weapon? means a blackjack, a gas gun, or metallic knuckles.

(3)?A person who knowingly possesses a dangerous weapon commits a class 5 felony. ?Each subsequent violation of this subsection (3) by the same person shall be a class 4 felony.

(4)?A person who knowingly possesses an illegal weapon commits a class 1 misdemeanor.

(5)?It shall be an affirmative defense to the charge of possessing a dangerous weapon, or to the charge of possessing an illegal weapon, that the person so accused was a peace officer or member of the armed forces of the United States or Colorado National Guard acting in the lawful discharge of his duties, or that said person has a valid permit and license for possession of such weapon.

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