Chapter 5.88


5.88.010    Definitions.

5.88.020    Discharging firearms prohibited.

5.88.030    Use, possession, discharge and sale—Minors—Prohibited.

5.88.040    Exceptions.

5.88.050    Disorderly conduct prohibited.

5.88.010 Definitions.

For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings set out in this section:

“Dangerous weapon” means and includes:

1.    Any knife having a blade three (3) inches or more in length, or any snap-blade or spring-blade knife regardless of the length of the blade;

2.    Any ice pick or similar stabbing tool;

3.    Any cutting, stabbing or bludgeoning weapon or device capable of inflicting grievous bodily harm;

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

5.    Any firearm, air rifle, B-B gun, air gun, sling, sling shot, or other similar instrument or device designed or intended to discharge or capable of discharging a bullet, shot, or other missile of any kind.

“Firearm” means any device, designed to be used as a weapon, from which a bullet, shot or other missile of any kind is expelled through a barrel, by the force of any explosion or other form of combustion. (Ord. 7-08 § 1 (part): Ord. 20-86 § 1)

5.88.020 Discharging firearms prohibited.

A.    No person shall fire or discharge any firearm of any kind within the corporate limits of the city.

B.    This section does not apply to peace officers in the performance of their official duties. (Ord. 7-08 § 1 (part): Ord. 31-87 §§ 1, 3)

5.88.030 Use, possession, discharge and sale—Minors—Prohibited.

Except as otherwise provided in Section 5.88.040, it is unlawful for any person in the city to sell, give, loan, or in any way furnish, or to cause or permit to be sold, given, loaned, or in any way furnished to a minor, or to allow any minor to use or possess or discharge, or for any minor to use or possess or discharge a dangerous weapon. (Ord. 7-08 § 1 (part): Ord. 20-86 § 2)

5.88.040 Exceptions.

Nothing herein shall be deemed to prohibit such minor from using or having in his possession, care, custody or control any such dangerous weapon in the event that such possession, care, custody, control or use is had with the consent of the parent or guardian of such minor and is under the direct supervision and control of some adult person; nor to prohibit any minor from using or having in his possession or control any dangerous weapon which is in good faith in his possession or control or use of his lawful occupation or employment or for the purpose of lawful recreation. (Ord. 7-08 § 1 (part): Ord. 20-86 § 3)

5.88.050 Disorderly conduct prohibited.

Notwithstanding Section 5.88.040, it is unlawful for any minor carrying upon his person or having in his possession or under his control any dangerous weapon to engage in any fight upon any public place or way or upon the premises of another. (Ord. 7-08 § 1 (part): Ord. 20-86 § 4)