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      RS 14:54.3     


§54.3.  Manufacture and possession of a bomb

A.  It shall be unlawful for any person without proper license as required by  R.S. 40:1472.1 et seq., knowingly and intentionally to manufacture, possess, or have under his control any bomb.

B.  A "bomb", for the purposes of this Section, is defined as an explosive compound or mixture with a detonator or initiator, or both, but does not include small arms ammunition.  The term "bomb", as used herein, shall also include any of the materials listed in Subsection C present in an unassembled state but which could, when assembled, be ignited in the same manner as described in Subsection C, when possessed with intent to manufacture or assemble a bomb.

C.  As used herein the term "explosive" means gunpowders, powders used for blasting, all forms of high explosives, blasting materials, fuses (other than electric circuit breakers), detonators, and other detonating agents, smokeless powders, and any chemical compounds, mechanical mixture, or device that contains any oxidizing and combustible units, or other ingredients, in such proportions, quantities, or packing that ignition by fire, by friction, by concussion, by percussion, or by detonation of the compound, mixture, or device or any part thereof may cause an explosion.

D.  This Section shall not apply to fireworks possessed within the meaning and contemplation of R.S. 51:650 et seq.

E.  Whoever violates this Section shall be fined not more than ten thousand dollars or be imprisoned at hard labor for not more than twenty years, or both.

Added by Acts 1974, No. 375, §1.  Amended by Acts 1979, No. 654, §1; Acts 1988, No. 369, §1; Acts 2013, No. 59, §1, eff. May 30, 2013.

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