CORE CRIMINAL LAW SUBJECTS: Crimes: Article 134 - Weapon, Concealed and Carrying


United States v. Grimm, 51 MJ 254 (a 9 mm Beretta pistol is a weapon specifically designed for purposes of doing grievous bodily harm, and its disassembled status does not necessarily preclude conviction for carrying a concealed weapon under Article 134, UCMJ).

(character of an object as a dangerous but innocent instrument, or as a weapon, depends on the surrounding circumstances and is often a question of fact; thus, disassembled status of a 9 mm Beretta pistol is one circumstance a factfinder may consider in determining whether the offense of carrying a concealed weapon has been committed).

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