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8VAC105-20-10. Definitions.

The following words and terms when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"Firearms" means any gun, rifle, pistol, or handgun designed to fire any projectile including but not limited to bullets, BBs, pellets, or shots, including paint balls, regardless of the propellant used.

"Police officer" means law-enforcement officials appointed pursuant to Article 3 ( 15.2-1609 et seq.) of Chapter 16 or Chapter 17 ( 15.2-1700 et seq.) of Title 15.2, Chapter 17 ( 23-232 et seq.) of Title 23, Chapter 2 ( 29.1-200 et seq.) of Title 29.1, or Chapter 1 ( 52-1 et seq.) of Title 52 of the Code of Virginia, currently sworn federal law-enforcement officers, or currently sworn and certified law-enforcement officers of all other jurisdictions of the United States of America.

"University property" means any property owned, leased, or controlled by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

"Virginia Tech" means Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

"Weapons" means any instrument of combat, or any object not designed as an instrument of combat but carried for the purpose of inflicting or threatening bodily injury. Examples include but are not limited to (i) firearms; (ii) knives with fixed blades or pocket knives with blades longer than four inches; (iii) razors or metal knuckles; (iv) blackjacks, foils, or hatchets; (v) bows and arrows; (vi) nun chahkas; (vii) stun weapons; or (viii) any explosive or incendiary device. Stun weapon is defined as any device that emits a momentary or pulsed output that is electrical, audible, optical, or electromagnetic in nature and that is designed to temporarily incapacitate a person.

Statutory Authority

23-122 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Virginia Register Volume 28, Issue 16, eff. March 27, 2012.


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