§ 135.04  SALE OR RENTAL OF CONCEALABLE WEAPONS BY MERCHANT OR DEALER TO MINORS PROHIBITED.
   (A)   Definition of deadly weapon.  A weapon which is readily capable of producing death or other serious physical injury, including but not limited to: a knife, nightstick, billy club, blackjack, slapjack, nunchaku karate sticks, shuriken star, artificial knuckles or a destructive device intended to cause death or serious physical injury through the release, dissemination, or impact of toxic or poisonous chemicals, disease organisms, or radiation.  Such definition does not include "firearm" as defined under KRS 527.010(4).
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any merchant or dealer in Jefferson County to sell, lend, rent, give, or otherwise transfer to any person under the age of 18 years any deadly weapon, any air gun, sword, cane sword, umbrella sword, switch-blade, dart, stiletto, gravity knife, or any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife. It shall be the duty of any merchant or dealer in Jefferson County to demand a picture identification sufficient to show proof of age of any customer seeking to purchase or rent any item listed above, if the customer appears to the merchant to be less than 22 years of age, and the sale of any said item by the dealer or merchant to any customer who is unable or unwilling to present proper identification shall be a violation hereunder.
   (C)   It shall be unlawful for any person to give, lend, or otherwise transfer to any person under the age of 18 years any deadly weapon, air gun, sword, cane sword, umbrella sword, switch-blade, dart, stiletto, gravity knife, or any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife except where the relationship of parent and child, guardian and ward or adult with the permission of parent or guardian and whenever any such person does transfer any such weapon to person under the age of 18 years the adult shall take all reasonable precautions to assure that the child does not harm the person or property of another by the malicious, negligent, or otherwise tortuous use of the weapon.
   (D)   It shall be unlawful for any person under the age of 18 years of age to carry any deadly weapon, air gun, sword, cane sword, umbrella sword, switch-blade, dart, stiletto, gravity knife, or any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife or any other instrument that could be used for cutting or stabbing in any of the streets, alleys, parks, boulevards, or other public property or schools in Jefferson County or in any dance hall, theater, amusement park, shopping mall, or other private property open to the public except that persons under the age of 18 years may be in possession of an air gun, sword, cane sword, umbrella sword, switch-blade, dart, stiletto, gravity knife, or any knife other than an ordinary pocket knife which are used or carried with the permission of the child's parent or adult guardian as a tool of honest work, trade, or business or sport or recreation when used or carried as equipment for such work, sport, or recreation when actively engaged therein or when traveling to or returning from such work, sport or recreation.
   (E)   Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting minors to possess handguns or use weapons of mass destruction in violation of KRS 527.100, 527.110, 527.200, 527.205, or 527.210.
(1999 Lou. Code, § 135.04)  (Lou. Ord. No. 210-1993, approved 10-1-1993; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. No. 109-2007, approved 6-15-2007; Lou. Metro Am. Ord. 5-2013, approved 2-12-2013)  Penalty, see § 135.99