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  •  I can see why you didn't post a link (0+ / 0-)

    From the previous clause: http://www.moga.mo.gov/...

    (9) "Dangerous instrument" means any instrument, article or substance, which, under the circumstances in which it is used, is readily capable of causing death or other serious physical injury;
    In short, dangerous instruments are also deadly weapons, in common parlance.   The definition of "deadly weapon" is frankly bizarre.  Apparently if I attack you with brass knuckles that's a deadly weapon, but a sword, a baseball bat, or a crossbow would not be deadly weapons.

    Anyway, my original point remains - rocks can definitely kill you and throwing them at people is a felony.  If you don't believe me, let me throw a two or three pound rock at your head from a few feet away as hard as I can.  If you're alive and capable of pulling a trigger afterwards you can shoot me with a gun.  

    See http://www.moga.mo.gov/...

    565.060. 1. A person commits the crime of assault in the second degree if he:

    (1) Attempts to kill or knowingly causes or attempts to cause serious physical injury to another person under the influence of sudden passion arising out of adequate cause; or

    (2) Attempts to cause or knowingly causes physical injury to another person by means of a deadly weapon or dangerous instrument; or
    ....

    3. Assault in the second degree is a class C felony.

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