C.R.S. Section 18-12-102
Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon

  • affirmative defense
  • definition

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Bibliographic info

(1)

As used in this section, the term “dangerous weapon” means a firearm silencer, machine gun, machine gun conversion device, short shotgun, or short rifle.

(2)

As used in this section, the term “illegal weapon” means a blackjack, gas gun, ballistic knife, or metallic knuckles.

(3)

A person who knowingly possesses a dangerous weapon commits a class 5 felony.

(4)

A person who knowingly possesses an illegal weapon commits a class 1 misdemeanor.

(5)

It shall be an affirmative defense to the charge of possessing a dangerous weapon, or to the charge of possessing an illegal weapon, that the person so accused was a peace officer or member of the armed forces of the United States or Colorado National Guard acting in the lawful discharge of his duties, or that said person has a valid permit and license for possession of such weapon.

Source: Section 18-12-102 — Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon - affirmative defense - definition, https://leg.­colorado.­gov/sites/default/files/images/olls/crs2023-title-18.­pdf (accessed Oct. 20, 2023).

18–12–101
Peace officer affirmative defense - definitions
18–12–102
Possessing a dangerous or illegal weapon - affirmative defense - definition
18–12–103
Possession of a defaced firearm
18–12–103.5
Defaced firearms - contraband - destruction
18–12–104
Defacing a firearm
18–12–105
Unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon - unlawful possession of weapons
18–12–105.5
Unlawfully carrying a weapon - unlawful possession of weapons - school, college, or university grounds
18–12–105.6
Limitation on local ordinances regarding firearms in private vehicles
18–12–106
Prohibited use of weapons - definitions
18–12–106.5
Use of stun guns
18–12–107
Penalty for second offense
18–12–107.5
Illegal discharge of a firearm - penalty
18–12–108
Possession of weapons by previous offenders
18–12–108.5
Possession of handguns by juveniles - prohibited - exceptions - penalty
18–12–108.7
Unlawfully providing or permitting a juvenile to possess a handgun - penalty - unlawfully providing a firearm other than a handgun to a juvenile - penalty
18–12–109
Possession, use, or removal of explosives or incendiary devices - possession of components thereof - chemical, biological, and nuclear weapons - persons exempt - hoaxes
18–12–110
Forfeiture of firearms
18–12–111
Unlawful purchase of firearms
18–12–111.5
Unlawful conduct involving an unserialized firearm, frame, or receiver - exceptions - penalties - authority to serialize a firearm
18–12–112
Private firearms transfers - sale and purchase - background check required - penalty - definitions
18–12–112.5
Firearms transfers by licensed dealers - sale and purchase - background check required - penalty - definitions
18–12–113
Failure to report a lost or stolen firearm - exception
18–12–114
Secure firearm storage required - penalty - exceptions
18–12–115
Waiting period for firearms sales - background check required - penalty - exceptions
18–12–201
Legislative declaration
18–12–202
Definitions
18–12–203
Criteria for obtaining a permit
18–12–204
Permit contents - validity - carrying requirements
18–12–205
Sheriff - application - procedure - background check
18–12–206
Sheriff - issuance or denial of permits - report
18–12–207
Judicial review - permit denial - permit suspension - permit revocation
18–12–208
Colorado bureau of investigation - duties
18–12–209
Issuance by sheriffs of temporary emergency permits
18–12–210
Maintenance of permit - address change - invalidity of permit
18–12–211
Renewal of permits
18–12–212
Exemption
18–12–213
Reciprocity
18–12–214
Authority granted by permit - carrying restrictions - local authority
18–12–215
Immunity
18–12–301
Definitions
18–12–302
Large-capacity magazines prohibited - penalties - exceptions
18–12–303
Identification markings for large-capacity magazines - rules
18–12–401
Definitions
18–12–402
Retail dealers - record - inspection
18–12–403
Record - failure to make - penalty
18–12–404
Jurisdiction - county courts
18–12–405
Locking device required - penalty
18–12–501
Background checks at gun shows - penalty
18–12–502
Records - penalty
18–12–503
Fees imposed by licensed gun dealers
18–12–504
Posted notice - penalty
18–12–505
Exemption
18–12–506
Definitions
18–12–507
Appropriation
18–12–508
Effective date
Green check means up to date. Up to date

Current through Fall 2024

§ 18-12-102’s source at colorado​.gov