[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Board of the Township of Grosse Ile 8-11-1980 by Ord. No. 137 as Ch. 8, §§ 8-1 through 8-5, of the Grosse Ile Township Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
When used in this chapter, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- DANGEROUS WEAPON
- Any device, object or article designed or utilized for the purpose of bodily assault or defense.
- Any device or weapon from which a dangerous projectile may be propelled by using explosives, gas or air as a means of propulsion, except any smooth bore rifle or handgun designed and manufactured exclusively for propelling BB's not exceeding .177 caliber by means of spring, gas or air, except for any slingshot or bow and arrow. The definition of "firearm" shall include but not be limited to a rifle, shotgun or pistol.
No weapons of any kind including concealed weapons shall be permitted in any Township-owned or -leased building. This prohibition includes any individuals who are licensed to carry a concealed pistol by the State of Michigan. This prohibition shall not apply to a police officer or other law enforcement officer authorized by law to carry a firearm.
Except as otherwise permitted by law, a person shall not transport or possess in or upon a motor vehicle, or any self-propelled vehicle, or any watercraft or vessel, a firearm, other than a pistol, unless the firearm is unloaded and is one or more of the following:
It shall be unlawful for any person, except a police officer in the performance of his or her duty, to discharge any firearm or dangerous weapon within the Township except in the lawful defense of person or property, or except at a duly established range for that purpose, the operation of which has been approved by the Township, or except at such other places and under such other circumstances otherwise approved by the Township's Police Department. The exceptions herein contained shall not include the discharge of firearms or dangerous weapons for the purpose of hunting within the Township, such act being hereby prohibited by this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person, except a police or peace officer, to transport in any motor vehicle any loaded or unloaded firearm or dangerous weapon within the Township except in accordance with and in the manner provided by law. The exceptions herein contained or contained within the general statutes of the State of Michigan shall not permit or include the transporting of firearms or dangerous weapons for the purpose of hunting within the Township, such act being hereby prohibited by this section.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air or BB gun, not defined in this chapter as a firearm, or to discharge any slingshot or bow and arrow within the Township except on a target range; provided, however, that this section shall not apply whenever such air or BB gun, or slingshot or bow and arrow is discharged on private property with the consent of the owner or occupant thereof and the discharge of such air or BB gun, slingshot or bow and arrow is confined to such private property.
It shall be unlawful for any owner or occupant of premises within the Township to permit the use of any air or BB gun, slingshot or bow and arrow upon his property by any other person, unless such use is personally supervised by a person 17 years of age or older.
It shall be unlawful for any person to transport or carry any air or BB gun, slingshot or bow and arrow on any public roadway or in any public place or place open to the public within the Township unless such air or BB gun, slingshot, or bow and arrow is enclosed in a case or in a box.
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, discharge, or transport any air or BB gun, slingshot, or bow and arrow in the Township for the purpose of hunting on any public or private property within the Township.