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  updated 11/16/05

  – Section 609.02 Definitions.
   Subdivision 6. Dangerous weapon.  “Dangerous weapon” means
any firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any device designed
as a weapon and capable of producing death or great bodily harm,
any combustible or flammable liquid or other device or
instrumentality that, in the manner it is used or intended to be
used, is calculated or likely to produce death or great bodily
harm, or any fire that is used to produce death or great bodily

– Section 609.66. Dangerous weapons.
     Subdivision 1.
   Acts prohibited. Whoever does any of the following is
   guilty of a crime… (4) manufactures, transfers, or
   possesses metal knuckles or a switch blade knife opening
   automatically; or
    (5) possesses any other dangerous article or substance
   for the purpose of being used unlawfully as a weapon
   against another…

    Subdivision 1c.    Felony; furnishing a dangerous weapon. 
Whoever recklessly furnishes a person with a dangerous weapon in
conscious disregard of a known substantial risk that the object
will be possessed or used in furtherance of a felony crime of
violence is guilty of a felony…

    Subdivision 1d.    Possession on school property… whoever
possesses, stores, or keeps a dangerous weapon or uses or
brandishes a replica firearm or a BB gun while knowingly on
school property is guilty of a felony… [exception for gun
and knife shows held on school property]

    Subdivision 1g.    Felony; possession in courthouse or certain
state buildings.  (a) A person who commits either of the
following acts is guilty of a felony…
    (1) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives
within any courthouse complex; or
    (2) possesses a dangerous weapon, ammunition, or explosives
in any state building within the Capitol Area described in
chapter 15B, other than the National Guard Armory.

   Subdivision 2. Exceptions. Nothing in this section
   prohibits the possession of the articles mentioned by
   museums or collectors of art or for other lawful purposes
   of public exhibition.