City of Crystal Lake, IL
McHenry County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Crystal Lake as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 1-19-1993 (Art. V, Ch. III, Section J, of the 1993 Code)]
It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm or airgun, BB gun, or any toy gun, projecting lead or any missiles except in a regularly established shooting gallery within the City of Crystal Lake, provided that this section shall not be construed to prohibit any officer of the law from discharging a firearm in the performance of his/her duty, nor to any citizen from discharging a firearm when lawfully defending person or property.
[Adopted 9-19-1995 by Ord. No. 3833 (Art. V, Ch. III, Section Q, of the 1993 Code)]
Unless authorized by law, no person shall wear under his/her clothing, or conceal about his/her person, or display in a threatening-like manner, any dangerous or deadly weapon including, but not limited to, any pistol, revolver, sling shot, knuckles, any bowie or similar knife, or any knife with a switchblade or device whereby the blade or blades can be opened by a button, pressure on the handle or other mechanical contrivance.
No person shall discharge any firearms in the City. In addition to those firearms defined by the Illinois Compiled Statutes, for purposes of this section, firearms shall include pump air rifles, potato guns, CO2 pellet guns and any other device capable of discharging a projectile if used with intent to inflict harm to person or property or to assault or threaten harm to a person or property or when used in a reckless manner.
No pawnbroker, secondhand dealer or other person engaged in business in the City shall display or place on exhibition in any show window or other window facing upon any street any pistol, revolver or other firearm, with a barrel less than 12 inches in length, or any brass or metal knuckles, or any club loaded with lead or other weight, or any blackjack or billy club. Weapons displayed for sale shall be incapable of firing. In nonbusiness hours said weapons shall be stored in a secured and locked vault, safe or security box.
[Amended 3-3-2009 by Ord. No. 6448]
Any persons violating this article shall be fined pursuant to Chapter 1, Article II, General Penalty, for each offense, and in accordance with Chapter 248, Fines.