(a) A person commits the offense of furnishing a deadly weapon to a minor if he or she sells, barters, leases, gives, rents, or otherwise furnishes a firearm or other deadly weapon to a minor without the consent of a parent, guardian, or other person responsible for general supervision of the minor's welfare.
(1) Furnishing a deadly weapon to a minor is a Class A misdemeanor.
(2) However, furnishing a deadly weapon to a minor is a Class B felony if the deadly weapon is:
(A) A handgun;
(B) A sawed-off or short-barrelled shotgun, as defined in § 5-1-102;
(C) A sawed-off or short-barrelled rifle, as defined in § 5-1-102;
(D) A firearm that has been specially made or specially adapted for silent discharge;
(E) A machine gun;
(F) An explosive or incendiary device, as defined in § 5-71-301;
(G) Metal knuckles;
(H) A defaced firearm, as defined in § 5-73-107; or
(I) Another implement for the infliction of serious physical injury or death that serves no common lawful purpose.
Acts 1975, No. 280, § 3109; A.S.A., 1947, § 41-3109; Acts 1994 (2nd Ex. Sess.), No. 45, § 1.