Sec. 14-238.  Carrying explosives, dangerous weapons, etc.


(a)   It is unlawful for any person to carry on or about his or her person within any public park, public property or any public building owned or controlled by the city any firearm or explosive device or any other dangerous weapon; provided, however, this shall not apply to any duly authorized law enforcement officer or any person engaged in a lawful business or employment justifying the carrying of such firearm, explosive device or dangerous weapon, and, shall not apply to the use of firearms by persons using the same upon shooting ranges constructed for such purpose.


(b)   Nothing contained herein shall prohibit the public exhibition or display of firearms or explosive devices in a public building with the permission of the council.


(c)   Wherever the term “firearms” is used in this section, the term shall mean any instrument used for the propulsion of shot, shell or bullets or other harmful objects by the action of gunpowder exploded within it, or by the action of compressed air within it, or by the power of springs and including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns and shall also include sling shots, wrist rockets, blowguns, blowpipes, blowtubes and bows and arrows, the latter having a pull in excess of twenty (20) pounds. 


Source:  Code 1962, §§ 6-8-1, 6-8-5; Ord. No. 5063, § 2, 04-06-09