[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Millville 11-10-2015 by Ord. No. 16-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
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.
[Added 5-8-2018 by Ord. No. 19-01]
No person shall discharge any firearm, air rifle, CO2 pistol, air gun, bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, or any weapon capable of propelling a missile by explosion of powder, compression of air, springs, or any other means, within the Town of Millville.
Notwithstanding Subsection A, this section shall not apply to any of the following:
A law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties;
A property owner on his or her parcel of land that is at least 15 acres, except within 200 yards of any residence or within 15 yards of any road serving more than just that parcel;
A person on a parcel of land that is at least 15 acres carrying written permission from an owner of that parcel, except within 200 yards of any residence or within 15 yards of any road serving more than just that parcel.
A violation of this section is subject to the justification defenses found in Title 11 of the Delaware Code.
For purposes of this section, "firearm" and "law enforcement officer" are as defined in § 222 of Title 11 of the Delaware Code.