¶28 The exact same principle is shown in Wis. Stat.
§ 941.20, entitled "Endangering Safety by [the] use of dangerous
weapon." This section reads in part:
¶29 Operating, handling, and intentionally pointing imply
active utilization, but the phrase "goes armed with"
is the same
phrase that appears in the carrying a concealed and dangerous
weapon statute, and the latter statute requires nothing more
than conscious possession.
All these words and phrases fall
under the heading "Endangering safety by use of a dangerous
weapon." See also Wis. Stat. § 941.26 ("Machine guns and other
weapons; use in certain cases; penalty."). Possession is listed
in § 941.26 under the heading "use."
¶30 To sum up, the dictionary definitions of the noun
"use" include "the power or ability to use something," and that
meaning of the word is broad enough——"elastic" enough in the
language of Judge Nettesheim——to include conscious possession
with an ability to use. "Going armed with a concealed and
dangerous weapon" clearly adds up to conscious possession with
an ability to use. Thus, going armed with a concealed and
dangerous weapon is one example of "commit[ting] a crime
involving the use of the dangerous weapon."