CHAPTER 6. WEAPONS

3-6.01 Concealing Weapons.

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed upon his person or in a vehicle and not in view therein any ice pick or similar sharp stabbing tool; or any straight edge razor or a razor fitted to a handle; or any cutting, stabbing or bludgeoning weapon or device capable of inflicting serious bodily injury. It shall be unlawful for any person to carry concealed upon his person or in a vehicle and not in view therein an air gun, air rifle or other gun or device capable of discharging by the use of powder, air or springs, any bullet or object, except if transported in a manner consistent with California Penal Code §12026.1. (3400, and by §1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

3-6.02 Possession and Sale of Certain Weapons.

It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or sell any sling or slingshot. (3401, and by §1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

3-6.03 Discharge of Weapons.

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, gun, rifle, or other gun or device which discharges by the use of powder, air or springs, any bullet or shot of any kind, or any sling, or slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow, or other similar device, in the City. This chapter shall not apply to police officers acting within the scope of their official duties, to persons acting in the necessary defense of their persons or property, nor shall it apply to scheduled and supervised archery classes held at or for public or private schools, or public education programs scheduled by the City. (3402, As amended by §1, Ord. 1757, eff. 2/7/91, and by §1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

3-6.04 Sale of Weapons to Minors.

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell to any minor under eighteen years of age any sling or slingshot, bow and arrow, crossbow or similar device. (3404, as amended by §1, Ord. 1021, eff. July 1, 1970, and by §1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

3-6.05 Authorized Use of Weapons.

It shall be a defense to any prosecution for a violation of this chapter if, at the time of the alleged violation, the instrument or device described in §3-6.01 was, in good faith, in the possession or control of the defendant for use in his lawful occupation or employment or for the purpose of recreation. This section shall not constitute a defense in the event such recreation is conducted in a grossly negligent manner or is conducted with a wanton disregard for recognized safety standards. The provisions of this chapter shall not be deemed to prohibit any act specifically authorized by the California Penal Code. (3404, and by §1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

3-6.06 Penalty; Misdemeanor or Infraction.

Any person who violates any provision of §3-6.01 through 3-6.05 shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor or an infraction.

a. If charged as an infraction, the penalty upon conviction of such person shall be a fine as set forth in §1-2.01 of this Code.

b. If charged as a misdemeanor, the penalty upon conviction of such person shall be imprisonment in the county jail for a period not to exceed six months, or by a fine not exceeding $1,000, or by both such fine and imprisonment. (§1, Ord. 1928, eff. 8/20/98.)

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