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When someone tries to hurt someone and there is threat to do bodily harm without justification by use of a weapon like a gun or a knife.
California Superior Court. “English Legal Glossary” (2005)
An aggravated unlawful assault in which there is threat to do bodily harm without justification or excuse by use of any instrument calculated to do serious bodily harm or cause death.
National Center for State Courts. “Glossary of Commonly Used Court & Justice System Terminology”, Rev. 2/8/11 (2011)