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A. Defined: Unless authorized by law, no person shall sell, manufacture, possess, wear under his clothing, or conceal about his person, or display in a threatening like manner, any dangerous or deadly weapon, as defined in 720 Illinois Compiled Statutes 5/33A-1, including, but not limited to, any pistol, revolver, slingshot, knuckles, any bowie or similar knife, or any knife with a switchblade or device whereby the blade or blades can be opened by a button, pressure on the handle or other mechanical contrivance.
B. Discharge Of Firearms: No person shall discharge any firearms in the village. In addition to those firearms defined by the state statutes, for purposes of this section, firearms shall include pump air rifles, CO2 pellet guns, paintball guns and any other device capable of discharging a projectile, missile, arrow or similar style projectile.
C. Display And Sale Of Specified Weapons: No pawnbroker, secondhand dealer or other person engaged in business in the village shall display or place on exhibition in any show window or other window facing upon any street, any pistol, revolver or other firearm or any brass or metal knuckles, or any club loaded with lead or other weight, or any blackjack or billy club. Weapons displayed for sale shall be incapable of firing. In nonbusiness hours said weapons shall be stored in a secured and locked vault, safe or security box.
D. Possession Of Dangerous Or Deadly Weapons: No person shall have in their possession, except within their own residence or transporting to and from their own residence or a bona fide commercial archery range, or on a bona fide commercial archery range, carry or use any bow made for the purpose of throwing or projecting arrows or missiles by any means whatsoever. While being transported, said bow shall be in an enclosed case or inoperable or inaccessible. Toy bows and blunt tipped arrows intended for use by children are not prohibited under this section.
E. Penalty: Any person, firm or corporation violating this section shall be fined fifty dollars ($50.00) to one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) and/or public or community service, not to exceed one hundred twenty (120) hours and be responsible for the village's cost of prosecution. Each day that a violation continues shall be considered a separate offense. Restitution by the violator shall also be made to any property damaged or destroyed or person injured. (2004 Code)