(a)   No person participating in, present at, or within 500 feet of, a parade, and while in a public place, shall possess a firearm or dangerous weapon of any kind.
   (b)   As used in this section, DANGEROUS WEAPON means any device designed or capable of being used to inflict serious injury upon a person or property, including, but not limited to, firearms, knives of any kind having a blade in excess of three inches in length, razors and razor blades, metallic knuckles, clubs, blackjacks and night sticks, mace, dynamite cartridges, bombs, grenades, mines and other powerful explosives and loaded canes. As used in this section, CLUB. includes any metal pipe or rod of any thickness and any wooden instrument or device thicker than one inch or wider than three-fourths of an inch.
   (c)   This section shall not apply to the following persons while acting lawfully and within the scope of their duties and authority:
      (1)   Law enforcement officers;
      (2)   Officers and soldiers of the Armed Forces, militia and National Guard; and
      (3)   Students of military science, in an accredited program, who are participating in a parade.
   (d)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree.
(Ord. O80-98, passed 6-3-1980)