State v. Johnson, 250 OrApp 429 (2012)

Holding:   A blasting cap, still in its commercial packaging and outfitted with a metal shunt to act as a safety, qualified as a bomb within the statute prohibiting unlawful possession of a destructive device.

1)   When construing statutes “we examine the text of a statute in context, along with any relevant legislative history, to discern the legislative intent.” citing State v. Gaines. at p. 433.

2)  Two parallel subsections of the same statute should, typically, be given parallel readings. at p. 434.

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