Before a person can be convicted of the crime of improper exhibition of a weapon, the prosecutor must prove the following three things beyond a reasonable doubt:
- The person charged with improper exhibition of a weapon had or carried a weapon;
- The person charged with improper exhibition of a weapon exhibited the weapon in a rude, careless, angry, or threatening manner; and
- The person charged exhibited the weapon in the presence of one or more persons.
If a person who is charged with improper exhibition of a weapon acts in necessary self-defense, then he is not guilty of this crime.
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