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Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 571.010. Definitions
(2) “Blackjack” , any instrument that is designed or adapted for the purpose of stunning or inflicting physical injury by striking a person, and which is readily capable of lethal use;
Summary: The definition of blackjack
Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 578.435. Weapon defined–weapons owned or in possession of gang members may be confiscated–weapon deemed a nuisance and destroyed by court order, when
1. As used in this section and section 578.437 , the term “weapon” means any firearm, concealable firearm, blackjack, explosive weapon, gas gun, knife, knuckles, machine gun, projectile weapon, rifle, short barrel, shotgun, or switchblade knife, as defined in section 571.010.
Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 571.030. Unlawful use of weapons–exceptions–penalties
1. A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons, except as otherwise provided by sections 571.101 to 571.121 , if he or she knowingly:
(1) Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any area where firearms are restricted under section 571.107;
In this particular part of this section, a person commits the offense of illegal use of deadly weapons (including a knife, a firearm or a blackjack) if he carries any of them into any restricted area.
Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 571.060. Unlawful transfer of weapons, penalty
1. A person commits the offense of unlawful transfer of weapons if he:
(2) Knowingly sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers a blackjack to a person less than eighteen years old without the consent of the child’s custodial parent or guardian, or recklessly, as defined in section 562.016 , sells, leases, loans, gives away or delivers any firearm to a person less than eighteen years old without the consent of the child’s custodial parent or guardian; provided, that this does not prohibit the delivery of such weapons to any peace officer or member of the Armed Forces or National Guard while performing his official duty.
This particular law prohibits the transfer of weapons. The sale, lease, loan or delivery of a blackjack to a minor (under 18 years of age) without the consent of his/her parent or guardian is illegal.
Missouri Revised Statutes Title XXXVIII. Crimes and Punishment; Peace Officers and Public Defenders § 556.061. Code definitions
(22) “Deadly weapon” , any firearm, loaded or unloaded, or any weapon from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or serious physical injury, may be discharged, or a switchblade knife, dagger, billy club, blackjack or metal knuckles.
Missouri Revised Statutes Title XI. Education and Libraries § 160.261. Discipline, written policy established by local boards of education–contents–reporting requirements–additional restrictions for certain suspensions–weapons offense, mandatory suspension or expulsion–no civil liability for authorized personnel–spanking not child abuse, when–investigation procedure–officials falsifying reports, penalty
5. The policy shall provide for a suspension for a period of not less than one year, or expulsion, for a student who is determined to have brought a weapon to school, including but not limited to the school playground or the school parking lot, brought a weapon on a school bus or brought a weapon to a school activity whether on or off of the school property in violation of district policy, except that:
(1) The superintendent or, in a school district with no high school, the principal of the school which such child attends may modify such suspension on a case-by-case basis; and
(2) This section shall not prevent the school district from providing educational services in an alternative setting to a student suspended under the provisions of this section.
6. For the purpose of this section, the term “weapon” shall mean a firearm as defined under 18 U.S.C. Section 921 and the following items, as defined in section 571.010 : a blackjack, a concealable firearm, an explosive weapon, a firearm, a firearm silencer, a gas gun, a knife, knuckles, a machine gun, a projectile weapon, a rifle, a shotgun, a spring gun or a switchblade knife; except that this section shall not be construed to prohibit a school board from adopting a policy to allow a Civil War reenactor to carry a Civil War era weapon on school property for educational purposes so long as the firearm is unloaded. The local board of education shall define weapon in the discipline policy. Such definition shall include the weapons defined in this subsection but may also include other weapons.
A student shall be suspended for one year, or otherwise expelled, if he or she is proven to have brought a weapon to school (or to any other educational property such as school grounds, a school bus, a school parking lot, etc.) or to any school activity whether it takes place within or away from the school property (with the exceptions stated above). The term “weapon” includes certain instruments including a blackjack.