[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Millville 11-10-2015 by Ord. No. 16-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
§ 80-1 Possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms or explosives in municipal buildings and police stations prohibited.
Prohibition. Except as set forth in Subsection E of this section, possession of any firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or explosives is prohibited in all municipal buildings and police stations.
Municipal building defined. For purposes of this section, "municipal buildings" are defined as any building where the Town meets in its official capacity, or any building containing the offices of elected officials and of public employees actively engaged in performing governmental business, but excludes any parking facility. The definition of "municipal building" also includes any non-Town-owned or leased building where the Town is meeting in or occupying such a building, but only during the time that the Town is meeting in or occupying such a building.
Required signs. In all municipal buildings and police stations, a conspicuous sign shall be posted at each entrance stating that the possession of firearms, ammunition, components of firearms, or explosives is prohibited. Such sign may but is not required to also state that persons in violation may be denied entrance to the building or be ordered to leave the building.
Immediate departure. Any person who immediately forgoes entry or immediately exits any municipal building or police station due to the possession of a firearm, ammunition, components of firearms, or explosives shalt not be guilty of violating this section.
Exemptions. Nothing in this § 80-1 shall be deemed to prevent any of the following in municipal buildings or police stations:
Possession of firearms, components of firearms, and ammunition or explosives by law enforcement officers;
Law enforcement agencies receiving shipments or delivery of firearms, components of firearms, ammunition, or explosives;
Law enforcement agencies conducting firearms safety and training programs;
Law enforcement agencies conducting firearm or ammunition public safety programs, donation, amnesty, or any other similar programs in police stations or municipal buildings;
Compliance by persons subject to protection from abuse court orders;
Carrying firearms and ammunition by persons who hold a valid license pursuant to either § 1441 or § 1441A of Title 11 of the Delaware Code so long as the firearm remains concealed except for inadvertent display or for self defense or defense of others;
Carrying firearms and ammunition by officers or employees of the United States duly authorized to carry a concealed firearm; or
Carrying firearms and ammunition by agents, messengers and other employees of common carriers, banks, or business firms, whose duties require them to protect moneys, valuables and other property and are engaged in the lawful execution of such duties.
Penalties. Any person who shall violate or fail to conform to any provision of this chapter shall be subject to penalties under this chapter not exceeding $200 for each day of the violations, as well as the Town's costs and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, incurred to enforce the provisions of this chapter and/or to collect the penalties imposed hereunder. Penalties assessed for a violation of this chapter shall be considered civil penalties, and any action brought for the recovery of the penalties by the Town shall be brought in any civil court of competent jurisdiction.