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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 231                                             01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 12 - CIVIL DISORDERS

HEAD

    Sec. 231. Civil disorders

STATUTE

      (a)(1) Whoever teaches or demonstrates to any other person the
    use, application, or making of any firearm or explosive or
    incendiary device, or technique capable of causing injury or death
    to persons, knowing or having reason to know or intending that the
    same will be unlawfully employed for use in, or in furtherance of,
    a civil disorder which may in any way or degree obstruct, delay, or
    adversely affect commerce or the movement of any article or
    commodity in commerce or the conduct or performance of any
    federally protected function; or
      (2) Whoever transports or manufactures for transportation in
    commerce any firearm, or explosive or incendiary device, knowing or
    having reason to know or intending that the same will be used
    unlawfully in furtherance of a civil disorder; or
      (3) Whoever commits or attempts to commit any act to obstruct,
    impede, or interfere with any fireman or law enforcement officer
    lawfully engaged in the lawful performance of his official duties
    incident to and during the commission of a civil disorder which in
    any way or degree obstructs, delays, or adversely affects commerce
    or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce or the
    conduct or performance of any federally protected function -
      Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than five
    years, or both.
      (b) Nothing contained in this section shall make unlawful any act
    of any law enforcement officer which is performed in the lawful
    performance of his official duties.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 90-284, title X, Sec. 1002(a), Apr. 11, 1968, 82
    Stat. 90; amended Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L),
    Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

AMENDMENTS

      1994 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this
    title" for "fined not more than $10,000" in concluding par.
                                SHORT TITLE
      Section 1001 of title X of Pub. L. 90-284 provided that: "This
    title [enacting this chapter] may be cited as the 'Civil Obedience
    Act of 1968'."
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