[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the City of Monroe as Chapter 690 of the 1995 Codified Ordinances of Monroe. Amendments noted where applicable.]
General penalty — See § 1-27.
Weapons and firearms generally — See Mich. Const. Art. 1, § 6; MCLA §§ 28.421 et seq., 750.222 et seq.
Explosives — See MCLA §§ 29.41 et seq., 750.200. et seq., 750.327 et seq.
Arson — See MCLA § 750.71 et seq.
Construction or possession of explosive devices — See MCLA § 750.211a.
Teaching or demonstrating use of — See MCLA § 750.528a.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- DANGEROUS OR DEADLY WEAPON
- Includes any concealable firearm, stun gun, switchblade knife,
bowie knife, dagger, dirk or other knife with a blade that exceeds
six inches, knuckles made of any metal, blackjack, billy club made
of a substance other than wood, slingshot, razor, sword cane, gun
cane, sword, spear, machete or any other device of like nature capable
of inflicting a severe or fatal injury to a human being.[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
- A weapon from which a dangerous projectile may be propelled by an explosive or by gas or air. "Firearm" does not include a smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and manufactured exclusively for propelling by a spring, or by gas or air, BBs not exceeding 0.177 caliber.
- A loaded or unloaded firearm that is 30 inches or less in length, or a loaded or unloaded firearm that by its construction and appearance conceals it as a firearm.
- A person who receives a pistol or other firearm from another person by purchase, gift or loan.
- A person who sells, furnishes, loans or gives a pistol or other firearm to another person.
Selling, purchasing, possessing and carrying of pistols and other firearms in the City shall be governed by federal and state law, including, but not limited to, the Gun Control Act of 1968 (82 Stat. 1213, 18 USC 922, as amended) and Act 372 of the Public Acts of 1927, as amended (MCLA § 28.421 et seq.)
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
[Amended 2-16-1970 by Ord. No. 1000; 10-4-1976 by Ord. No. 76-018; 7-6-1982 by Ord. No. 82-005; 10-4-1982 by Ord. No. 82-013]
No person shall fire any pistol or other firearm in any street, lane, alley or public place or any yard or lot, public or private.
No person shall use any target gun, air gun, slingshot, bow and arrow, or any instrument calculated to throw or propel any shot, slug, stone or any other missile, in such a manner that missiles are propelled on or across any street, lane, alley, park or public place or the property of another.
This section shall not apply to exempt areas, where shotguns and bows and arrows may be used by hunters licensed by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources in pursuit of game animals which are in season.
The exempt areas are defined as all properties situated east of I-75 and north of the River Raisin, and the property south of the North Star Steel Company property line east of I-75, specifically the Plum Creek area south of the River Raisin.
This section shall not apply to fully sworn animal control officers and fully sworn law enforcement officers for purposes of their employment.
This section shall not apply to programs conducted under an elementary or secondary education program with proper supervisors.
No person shall carry on any street or other public way or in or on any public property, or have in his or her automobile or other vehicle, any dangerous or deadly weapon, pistol or other firearm, or any other weapon of sufficient power to project a missile or other object capable of injuring a person or property, unless such weapon is in the trunk of his or her automobile or other motor vehicle broken down so as to be inoperable. If the person is on foot or on a bicycle or motorcycle, or if his or her motor vehicle does not have a trunk, the weapon shall be encased and broken down so as to be inoperable.
[Amended 8-12-1996 by Ord. No. 96-018]
No person shall own, possess, sell, offer for sale or give away, nor shall any person display for sale or giving away, any brass knuckles or knuckles of metal, billy clubs made of substances other than wood, blackjacks, stun guns, switchblade knifes or bowie knifes.
No person shall shoot with, or use out-of-doors, a bow and arrow, the bow of which has a "pull" of 10 pounds or more, unless a permit therefor, in writing, is obtained from the Chief of Police, except in areas designated by and set up by the Parks and Recreation Department of the City.
No person shall use any arrow with a steel-pointed tip or a hunting point affixed to the tip, except as authorized by state law.
Except as may be otherwise provided in MCLA § 28.421 et seq., all weapons used or in the possession of any person contrary to the provisions of this chapter shall be confiscated by the Police Department. Such weapons shall be forfeited to the City unless a court of competent jurisdiction directs that the item so confiscated be returned to the rightful owner within 60 days after final disposition of the original violation.
The Chief of Police shall dispose of unredeemed weapons, provided that firearms may be retained by the Police Department for official use or may be sold at public auction to dealers licensed to sell firearms.