Chapter 9.16
WEAPONS

Sections:

9.16.010    Dangerous and deadly weapons—Defined.

9.16.020    Dangerous and deadly weapons—Discharge or carrying prohibited.

9.16.030    Dangerous and deadly weapons—Use in violation of Section 9.16.020 declared a nuisance—Disposition of weapon.

9.16.010 Dangerous and deadly weapons—Defined.

A. The term “dangerous and deadly weapon” as used in this chapter includes, but is not limited to, any revolver, pistol, shotgun, rifle or firearm which may be used for the explosion of cartridges, and any air gun, “B-B” gun, gas-operated gun, spring gun, slingshot, hunting bow and arrow, blow gun, and any weapon or device capable of catapulting, dispelling or discharging any projectile, missile or object of any type.

B. The term “dangerous and deadly weapon” as used in this chapter shall also include, but not be limited to:

1. Any knife having a blade of three inches or more in length;

2. Any ice pick or similar sharp stabbing tool;

3. Any straight edge razor or any razor blade fitted to a handle;

4. Any cutting, stabbing or bludgeoning weapon or device capable of inflicting grievous bodily harm, other than a knife as permitted herein;

5. Any dirk, dagger or bludgeon. (Ord. 1484 § 6 (part), 2005: prior code § 4285)

9.16.020 Dangerous and deadly weapons—Discharge or carrying prohibited.

A. It is unlawful for any person to fire, discharge or cause to be emitted any projectile, missile or object from any dangerous or deadly weapon in the city, unless the person has first obtained permission in writing from the chief of police, and then only in compliance with all the conditions contained in the permit. This section does not apply to any peace officer or member of the Armed Forces of the United States in the discharge of his or her duty or to the discharge of a dangerous or deadly weapon at any rifle, pistol, sports or testing range approved by the chief of police.

B. Except as expressly permitted by state or federal law, it is unlawful for any person to carry upon his or her person or to have in his or her possession or under his or her control in any public place within the city any dangerous weapon specified in Section 9.16.010(B); provided, that it shall be a defense to any prosecution for a violation of this section if, at the time of the alleged violation, the instrument or device alleged to be a dangerous weapon was in good faith carried upon the person of the accused or was in good faith in his or her possession or control for use in his or her lawful occupation or employment or for the purpose of lawful recreation; and provided further, that the prohibitions of this section shall not apply to the commission of any act which is made a public offense by any law of this state, including but not limited to Penal Code Sections 653k, 12020 and 12025. (Ord. 1484 § 6 (part), 2005: Ord. 971 § 1, 1983: prior code § 4285.1)

9.16.030 Dangerous and deadly weapons—Use in violation of Section 9.16.020 declared a nuisance—Disposition of weapon.

Any dangerous or deadly weapon used in violation of Section 9.16.020 is declared to be a nuisance and the same shall be taken from the person violating said section, and surrendered to the chief of police, and shall be destroyed or otherwise disposed of, as provided by the provisions of Section 12028 of the Penal Code of the state. (Ord. 1484 § 6 (part), 2005: prior code § 4285.2)