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941.292(2) (2) Whoever operates any weaponized drone is guilty of a Class H felony. This subsection does not apply to a member of the U.S. armed forces or national guard acting in his or her official capacity.
941.292 History History: 2013 a. 213.
941.295 941.295 Possession of electric weapon.
941.295(1c) (1c) In this section:
941.295(1c)(a) (a) "Electric weapon" means any device which is designed, redesigned, used or intended to be used, offensively or defensively, to immobilize or incapacitate persons by the use of electric current.
941.295(1c)(b) (b) "Licensee" has the meaning given in s. 175.60 (1) (d).
941.295(1c)(c) (c) "Out-of-state licensee" has the meaning given in s. 175.60 (1) (g).
941.295(1m) (1m) Whoever sells, transports, manufactures, possesses or goes armed with any electric weapon is guilty of a Class H felony.
941.295(2) (2)Subsection (1m) does not apply to any of the following:
941.295(2)(a) (a) Any peace officer. Notwithstanding s. 939.22 (22), for purposes of this paragraph, peace officer does not include a commission warden who is not a state-certified commission warden.
941.295(2)(b) (b) Any armed forces or national guard personnel while on official duty.
941.295(2)(c) (c) Any corrections personnel in a county or in the department of corrections while on official duty.
941.295(2)(d) (d) Any manufacturer or seller of electric weapons, unless the manufacturer or seller engages in the conduct described in sub. (1m) with the intent to provide an electric weapon to someone other than one of the following:
941.295(2)(d)1. 1. A person specified in pars. (a) to (c), a licensee, or an out-of-state licensee.
941.295(2)(d)2. 2. A person for use in his or her dwelling or place of business or on land that he or she owns, leases, or legally occupies.
941.295(2)(e) (e) Any common carrier transporting electric weapons.
941.295(2g) (2g) The prohibition in sub. (1m) on possessing or going armed with an electric weapon does not apply to any of the following:
941.295(2g)(a) (a) A licensee or an out-of-state licensee.
941.295(2g)(b) (b) An individual who goes armed with an electric weapon in his or her own dwelling or place of business or on land that he or she owns, leases, or legally occupies.
941.295(2r) (2r) The prohibition in sub. (1m) on transporting an electric weapon does not apply to any of the following:
941.295(2r)(a) (a) A licensee or an out-of-state licensee.
941.295(2r)(b) (b) An individual who is not a licensee or an out-of-state licensee who transports an electric weapon if the electric weapon is enclosed within a carrying case.
941.295(3) (3) During the first 30 days after May 7, 1982, the electric weapons may be surrendered to any peace officer. Peace officers shall forward electric weapons to the crime laboratories if the retention of those weapons is not necessary for criminal prosecution purposes.
941.296 941.296 Use or possession of a handgun and an armor-piercing bullet during crime.
941.296(1) (1) In this section:
941.296(1)(a) (a) "Armor-piercing bullet" means a bullet meeting any of the following criteria: any projectile or projectile core that may be fired from any handgun and that is constructed entirely, excluding the presence of traces of other substances, from one or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, beryllium copper or depleted uranium.
941.296(1)(b) (b) "Handgun" has the meaning given in s. 175.35 (1) (b).
941.296(2) (2) Whoever uses or possesses a handgun during the commission of a crime under chs. 939 to 948 or 961 is guilty of a Class H felony under any of the following circumstances.
941.296(2)(a) (a) The handgun is loaded with an armor-piercing bullet or a projectile or projectile core that may be fired from the handgun with a muzzle velocity of 1,500 feet per second or greater.
941.296(2)(b) (b) The person possesses an armor-piercing bullet capable of being fired from the handgun.
941.296 History History: 1993 a. 98; 1995 a. 448; 2001 a. 109.
941.2965 941.2965 Restrictions on use of facsimile firearms.
941.2965(1)(1) In this section, "facsimile firearm" means any replica, toy, starter pistol or other object that bears a reasonable resemblance to or that reasonably can be perceived to be an actual firearm. "Facsimile firearm" does not include any actual firearm.
941.2965(2) (2) No person may carry or display a facsimile firearm in a manner that could reasonably be expected to alarm, intimidate, threaten or terrify another person. Whoever violates this section is subject to a Class C forfeiture.
941.2965(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply to any of the following:
941.2965(3)(a) (a) Any peace officer acting in the discharge of his or her official duties. Notwithstanding s. 939.22 (22), this paragraph does not apply to a commission warden.
941.2965(3)(b) (b) Any person engaged in military activities, sponsored by the state or federal government, acting in the discharge of his or her official duties.
941.2965(3)(c) (c) Any person who is on his or her own real property, in his or her own home or at his or her own fixed place of business.
941.2965(3)(d) (d) Any person who is on real property and acting with the consent of the owner of that property.
941.2965 History History: 1993 a. 191; 1993 a. 491 s. 262; Stats. 1993 s. 941.2965; 2007 a. 27.
941.297 941.297 Sale or distribution of imitation firearms.
941.297(1)(1) In this section, "look-alike firearm" means any imitation of any original firearm that was manufactured, designed and produced after December 31, 1897, including and limited to toy guns, water guns, replica nonguns, and air-soft guns firing nonmetallic projectiles. "Look-alike firearm" does not include any imitation, nonfiring, collector replica of an antique firearm developed prior to 1898, or any traditional beebee, paint-ball or pellet-firing air gun that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure.
941.297(2) (2) Beginning November 1, 1992, no person may sell or distribute any look-alike firearm. Whoever violates this subsection is subject to a Class A forfeiture.
941.297(3) (3) This section does not apply to the sale or distribution of a look-alike firearm that complies with the marking or waiver requirements under 15 USC 5001 (b).
941.297 History History: 1991 a. 155.
941.298 941.298 Firearm silencers.
941.298(1)(1) In this section, "firearm silencer" means any device for silencing, muffling or diminishing the report of a portable firearm, including any combination of parts, designed or redesigned, and intended for use in assembling or fabricating such a device, and any part intended only for use in that assembly or fabrication.
941.298(2) (2) Whoever sells, delivers or possesses a firearm silencer is guilty of a Class H felony.
941.298(3) (3)Subsection (2) does not apply to sales or deliveries of firearm silencers to or possession of firearm silencers by any of the following:
941.298(3)(a) (a) Any peace officer who is acting in compliance with the written policies of the officer's department or agency. This paragraph does not apply to any officer whose department or agency does not have such a policy. Notwithstanding s. 939.22 (22), this paragraph does not apply to a commission warden.
941.298(3)(b) (b) Any armed forces or national guard personnel, while in the line of duty.
941.298(3)(c) (c) Any person who has complied with the licensing and registration requirements under 26 USC 5801 to 5872.
941.298 History History: 1991 a. 39; 2001 a. 109; 2007 a. 27.
941.299 941.299 Restrictions on the use of laser pointers.
941.299(1)(1) In this section:
941.299(1)(a) (a) "Correctional officer" has the meaning given in s. 941.237 (1) (b).
941.299(1)(b) (b) "Laser pointer" means a hand-held device that uses light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation to emit a beam of light that is visible to the human eye.
941.299(1)(c) (c) "Law enforcement officer" means a Wisconsin law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 175.46 (1) (g), or a federal law enforcement officer, as defined in s. 175.40 (7) (a) 1.
941.299(2) (2) No person may do any of the following:
941.299(2)(a) (a) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer at any part of the body of a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or commission warden without the officer's consent, if the person knows or has reason to know that the victim is a correctional officer, law enforcement officer, or commission warden who is acting in an official capacity.
941.299(2)(b) (b) Intentionally and for no legitimate purpose direct a beam of light from a laser pointer at any part of the body of any human being.
941.299(2)(c) (c) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer in a manner that could reasonably be expected to alarm, intimidate, threaten or terrify another person.
941.299(2)(d) (d) Intentionally direct a beam of light from a laser pointer in a manner that, under the circumstances, tends to disrupt any public or private event or create or provoke a disturbance.
941.299(3) (3)
941.299(3)(a)(a) Whoever violates sub. (2) (a) is guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
941.299(3)(b) (b) Whoever violates sub. (2) (b), (c) or (d) is subject to a Class B forfeiture.
941.299(3)(c) (c) A person may be charged with a violation of sub. (2) (a) or (b) or both for an act involving the same victim. If the person is charged with violating both sub. (2) (a) and (b) with respect to the same victim, the charges shall be joined. If the person is found guilty of both sub. (2) (a) and (b) for an act involving the same victim, the charge under sub. (2) (b) shall be dismissed and the person may be sentenced only under sub. (2) (a).
941.299 History History: 1999 a. 157; 2007 a. 27.
subch. IV of ch. 941 SUBCHAPTER IV
OTHER DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES
AND PRACTICES
941.30 941.30 Recklessly endangering safety.
941.30(1) (1) First-degree recklessly endangering safety. Whoever recklessly endangers another's safety under circumstances which show utter disregard for human life is guilty of a Class F felony.
941.30(2) (2)Second-degree recklessly endangering safety. Whoever recklessly endangers another's safety is guilty of a Class G felony.
941.30 History History: 1987 a. 399; 2001 a. 109.
941.30 Note Judicial Council Note, 1988: Sub. (1) is analogous to the prior offense of endangering safety by conduct regardless of life.
941.30 Note Sub. (2) is new. It creates the offense of endangering safety by criminal recklessness. See s. 939.24 and the NOTE thereto. [Bill 191-S]
941.30 Annotation A bomb scare under s. 947.015 is not a lesser included crime of recklessly endangering safety. State v. Van Ark, 62 Wis. 2d 155, 215 N.W.2d 41 (1974).
941.30 Annotation Section 941.30 is a lesser included offense of s. 940.01, 1st-degree homicide. State v. Weeks, 165 Wis. 2d 200, 477 N.W.2d 642 (Ct. App. 1991).
941.30 Annotation A conviction under sub. (1) was proper when the defendant desisted from an attack but showed no regard for the victim's life or safety during the attack. State v. Holtz, 173 Wis. 2d 515, 496 N.W.2d 668 (Ct. App. 1992).
941.31 941.31 Possession of explosives.
941.31(1) (1) Whoever makes, buys, transports, possesses, or transfers any explosive compound or offers to do the same, either with intent to use such explosive to commit a crime or knowing that another intends to use it to commit a crime, is guilty of a Class F felony.
941.31(2) (2)
941.31(2)(a)(a) In this subsection, "improvised explosive device" means a destructive explosive device capable of causing bodily harm, great bodily harm, death or property damage; with some type of explosive material and a means of detonating the explosive material, directly, remotely, or with a timer either present or readily capable of being inserted or attached; which may include a pipe or similar casing, with the ends of the pipe or casing capped, plugged or crimped, and a fuse or similar object sticking out of the pipe or casing; and made by a person not engaged in the legitimate manufacture or legitimate use of explosives, or otherwise authorized by law to do so. "Improvised explosive device" does not include ammunition for any rifle, pistol or shotgun.
941.31(2)(b) (b) Whoever makes, buys, sells, transports, possesses, uses or transfers any improvised explosive device, or possesses materials or components with intent to assemble any improvised explosive device, is guilty of a Class H felony.
941.31(2)(c) (c) This subsection does not apply to the transportation, possession, use, or transfer of any improvised explosive device by any armed forces or national guard personnel or to any peace officer in the line of duty or as part of a duty-related function or exercise. The restriction on transportation in this subsection does not apply to common carriers. Notwithstanding s. 939.22 (22), this paragraph does not apply to a commission warden.
941.31 Annotation Sub. (1) is not unconstitutionally vague. An explosive is any chemical compound, mixture, or device, the primary purpose of which is to function by explosion. An explosion is a substantially instantaneous release of both gas and heat. State v. Brulport, 202 Wis. 2d 505, 551 N.W.2d 824 (Ct. App. 1996), 95-1687.
941.31 Annotation First-degree recklessly endangering safety is not a lesser included offense of s. 940.19 (5), aggravated battery. State v. Dibble, 2002 WI App 219, 257 Wis. 2d. 274, 650 N.W.2d 908, 02-0538.
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2011-12 Wisconsin Statutes updated though 2013 Wis. Act 380 and all Supreme Court Orders entered before June 30, 2014. Published and certified under s. 35.18. Changes effective after July 1, 2014 are designated by NOTES. (Published 7-1-14)