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Rhode Island General Laws Title 11. Criminal Offenses § 11-55-1. Definitions

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For the purposes of this chapter:

(1) “Civil disorder” means any public disturbance involving acts of violence by assemblages of three (3) or more persons, which causes an immediate danger of, or results in, damage or injury to the property or person of any other individual.

(2) “Explosive or incendiary device” means:

(i) Dynamite and all other forms of high explosives;

(ii) Any explosive bomb, grenade, missile, or similar device;  and

(iii) Any incendiary bomb or grenade, fire bomb, or similar device, including any device which:

(A) Consists of or includes a breakable container including a flammable liquid or compound, and a wick composed of any material which, when ignited, is capable of igniting the flammable liquid or compound;  and

(B) Can be carried or thrown by one individual acting alone.

(3) “Firearm” means any weapon which is designed to, or may readily be converted to, expel any projectile by the action of an explosive;  or the frame or receiver of any weapon of that type.

(4) “Law enforcement officer” means any officer or employee of the United States, any state, or any political subdivision of a state acting in his or her official capacity;  the term shall specifically include, but shall not be limited to, members of the National Guard, as defined in 10 U.S.C. § 101(9), the naval militia, the independent chartered military organizations set forth in § 30-1-4 and the department of environmental management in the operation of a firearm training course under its auspices.

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