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(a) If the Chief of Police has reason to believe that a licensee has (1) violated any federal, state or local law relating to the sale, lease, transfer, use or possession of firearms, firearm ammunition or firearms ammunition components, or (2) has committed any of the offenses set forth in Section 613.3(e), the Chief of Police may immediately suspend for a period not to exceed three days the right of the licensee to sell, lease or otherwise transfer firearms, firearm ammunition or firearm ammunition components.
However, if the licensee is charged by a federal, state, or local prosecuting attorney with a violation of any such law the Chief of Police may suspend such license until the charges are dismissed or the licensee is found not guilty in a court of law. If the Chief of Police suspends a license pursuant to this provision, the licensee shall be provided an opportunity to present evidence to the Chief or his or her designee that the pending charges are without legal merit. The Chief's decision regarding whether to suspend a license pending the outcome of such charges shall be appealable to the Board of Appeals, at which proceeding the Chief shall have the burden of proof to justify his decision.
(b) Notice of suspension shall be mailed to the person(s) who applied for the license and shall be delivered to the address listed on the license.
(Added by Ord. 91-94, App. 2/25/94; amended by Ord. 260-04, File No. 031932, App. 11/4/2004)