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  574.070.  Promoting civil disorder in the first degree — penalty. — 1.  As used in this section, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Civil disorder", any public disturbance involving acts of violence by assemblages of three 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", includes:

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

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

  (c)  Any incendiary bomb or grenade, fire bomb, or similar device, including any device which consists of or includes a breakable container containing a flammable liquid or compound and a wick composed of any material which, when ignited, is capable of igniting such flammable liquid or compound, and can be carried or thrown by one individual acting alone;

  (3)  "Firearm", 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 such weapon;

  (4)  "Law enforcement officer", any officer or employee of the United States, any state, any political subdivision of a state, or the District of Columbia.  The term "law enforcement officer" shall specifically include, but shall not be limited to, members of the National Guard, as defined in Section 101(9) of Title 10, United States Code, and members of the organized militia of any state or territory of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or the District of Columbia, not included within the definition of National Guard as defined by Section 101(9) of Title 10, United States Code, and members of the Armed Forces of the United States.

  2.  A person commits the offense of promoting civil disorder if he or she teaches or demonstrates to any other person the use, application, or construction of any firearm, explosive, or incendiary device capable of causing injury or death to any person, knowing or intending that such firearm, explosive, or incendiary device be used in furtherance of a civil disorder.

  3.  The offense of promoting civil disorder is a class D felony.

  4.  Nothing contained in this section shall be construed to prohibit the training or teaching of the use of weapons for law enforcement purposes, hunting, recreation, competition, or other lawful uses and activities.


(L. 1983 S.B. 72 § 3, A.L. 2014 S.B. 491)

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