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1415. Deadly Or Dangerous Weapons

What constitutes a "deadly or dangerous weapon" is left to the general definition of that term as found in the law by the courts. See 107 Cong. Rec. 14366-67; H.R. Rep. No. 958, 87th Cong., 1st Sess. (1961), p. 15, reprinted in 1961 U.S.Code Cong. and Adm. News 2563, 2570. A "stun gun," as a matter of law, is a dangerous weapon. See United States v. Wallace, 800 F.2d 1509 (9th Cir. 1986), cert. denied, 481 U.S. 1019 (1987).

[cited in USAM 9-63.100; USAM 9-63.161]