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Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
Chapter 11 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
Article 4 - DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES
Part 2 - POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS
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O.C.G.A. § 16-11-121
As used in this part, the term:
(1) "Dangerous weapon" means any weapon
commonly known as a "rocket launcher," "bazooka," or
"recoilless rifle" which fires explosive or nonexplosive rockets
designed to injure or kill personnel or destroy heavy armor, or similar weapon
used for such purpose. The term shall also mean a weapon commonly known as a
"mortar" which fires high explosive from a metallic cylinder and which
is commonly used by the armed forces as an antipersonnel weapon or similar
weapon used for such purpose. The term shall also mean a weapon commonly known
as a "hand grenade" or other similar weapon which is designed to
explode and injure personnel or similar weapon used for such purpose.
(2) "Machine gun" means any weapon which shoots
or is designed to shoot, automatically, more than six shots, without manual
reloading, by a single function of the trigger.
(3) "Person" means any individual, partnership,
company, association, or corporation.
(4) "Sawed-off rifle" means a weapon designed
or redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder; and
designed or redesigned, made or remade, to use the energy of the explosive in a
fixed metallic cartridge to fire only a single projectile through a rifle bore
for each single pull of the trigger; and which has a barrel or barrels of less
than 16 inches in length or has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(5) "Sawed-off shotgun" means a shotgun or any
weapon made from a shotgun whether by alteration, modification, or otherwise
having one or more barrels less than 18 inches in length or if such weapon as
modified has an overall length of less than 26 inches.
(6) "Shotgun" means a weapon designed or
redesigned, made or remade, and intended to be fired from the shoulder; and
designed or redesigned, and made or remade, to use the energy of the explosive
in a fixed shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore either a number of ball
shot or a single projectile for each single pull of the trigger.
(7) "Silencer" means any device for silencing
or diminishing the report of any portable weapon such as a rifle, carbine,
pistol, revolver, machine gun, shotgun, fowling piece, or other device from
which a shot, bullet, or projectile may be discharged by an explosive.
HISTORY: Ga. L. 1968, p. 983, Â§ 4; Ga. L. 1974, p. 449, Â§ 1.