So I was watching the news the other day and it talked about some proposed changes up on the hill, i believe in reference to HB 78, it was talking about brandishing... saying that it would allow permit holders to open their jackets etc...
so i'm just curious can someone clarify brandishing? I've always understood it as drawing your weapon and waving it around menacingly, or driving down the road & waving it at passing cars. So the act oflifting ones shirt or jacket could be considered brandishing? (What happens if my jacket falls open accidentlyam I quilty? or is it more for situations that are threatening?)
Maybe some of you can clarify this a little for me...
tr.v. bran·dished, bran·dish·ing, bran·dish·es
1. To wave or flourish (a weapon, for example) menacingly.
2. To display ostentatiously. See Synonyms at flourish.
A menacing or defiant wave or flourish.
Title 76 Utah Criminal Code
Chapter 10 Offenses Against Public Health, Safety, Welfare, and Morals
Section 506 Threatening with or using dangerous weapon in fight or quarrel.
76-10-506. Threatening with or using dangerous weapon in fight or quarrel.
Every person, except those persons described in Section 76-10-503, who, not in necessary self defense in the presence of two or more persons, draws or exhibits any dangerous weapon in an angry and threatening manner or unlawfully uses the same in any fight or quarrel is guilty of a class A misdemeanor.