It shall be unlawful for any person to be in possession of a knife with a blade more than three inches in length, any blackjack, slingshot, billy, metallic knuckles, sand club, sand bag, karate sticks, nunchucks, shurikens (sharpened stars or discs used for throwing), bludgeon or any other dangerous or deadly weapon or instrument, in any of the streets, alleys, parks, boulevards or other public property or schools in the City, or in any dance hall, theater, amusement park, liquor establishment, store or other private property generally frequented by the public for purposes of education, recreation, amusement, entertainment, sport or shopping. The prohibition contained in this section shall not apply to any person in possession of any such weapon or instrument when it is used or carried in good faith as a tool of honest work, trade, business, sport or recreation, when the person in possession of such weapon or instrument is actively engaged therein or actively engaged in going to or returning from such honest work, trade, business, sport or recreation, or is transporting such weapon or instrument directly to that individual’s residence or place of business immediately after purchase, or unless such person is licensed by the State of Michigan to carry a concealed weapon and then only in accordance with any restrictions upon said license.
(Ord. 1840, passed 5-10-1965; Ord. 2864, passed 12-20-1982)