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In what state did this occur?
In most jurisdictions, a person commits armed robbery when he takes something from someone else, using force, violence or intimidation, while carrying or displaying a dangerous weapon. Brandishing the firearm is not a requirement. In fact, brandishing a firearm is usually a separate offense. Brandishing a weapon is when a deadly weapon or firearm is drawn in the presence of another person and it was drawn in a rude, angry or threatening manner or drawn unlawfully in a fight or quarrel. So brandishing a firearm is not an element of the offense of robbery - only carrying or displaying a firearm is one of the elements of the offense of robbery. Do you have any other questions?
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