381.38 FAILURE TO SECURE DANGEROUS ORDNANCE; SIGNALING DEVICES.
   (a)   As used in this section:
      (1)   “Dangerous ordnance” has the same meaning as in Ohio R.C. 2923.11.
   
   (b)   No person, in acquiring, possessing, carrying or using any dangerous ordnance, shall negligently fail to take proper precautions:
      (1)   To secure the dangerous ordnance against theft, or against its acquisition or use by any unauthorized or incompetent person;
      (2)   To insure the safety of persons and property.
   (c)   Subsection (b) hereof does not apply to the possession or discharge of a United States Coast Guard approved signaling device required to be carried aboard a vessel under Ohio R.C. 1547.251 (1547.25.1) when the signaling device is possessed or used for the purpose of giving a visual distress signal. No person shall knowingly transport or possess any such signaling device in or on a vessel in a loaded condition at any time other than immediately prior to the discharge of the signaling device for the purpose of giving a visual distress signal.
   (d)   This section does not apply to officers, agents or employees of this or any other state or of the United States or to law enforcement officers when authorized to carry or have loaded or accessible firearms in a vessel and acting within the scope of their duties.
(Ord. 91-9-119. Passed 9-25-91; Ord. 2019-12-142. Passed 12-11-19.)