521.12 REGISTRATION OF HANDGUNS, IDENTIFICATION CARD; FEE; APPEALS.
   (a)   No person shall purchase, own, possess, receive, have on or about his person, or use any handgun except upon a suitable firing range, unless such person has a handgun owner’s identification card issued to him and in effect pursuant to this section, or unless such person is exempt from the requirements of an identification card pursuant to Section 521.13.
   (b)   Application for a handgun owner’s identification card shall be made in writing under oath to the Chief of Police and shall be accompanied by an application fee of ten dollars  ($10.00) which shall be paid into the Village Treasury and credited to the General Fund.  If it appears upon investigation that the applicant is not prohibited by this section from being issued an identification card, the Chief of Police shall issue such card to the applicant within not less than seven (7) nor more than thirty (30) days from the date of application.  A copy of such card shall be retained by the Chief of Police together with a copy of the application which documents shall be maintained in a permanent confidential file by the Chief of Police.  Handgun owners’ identification cards issued pursuant to this section expire three (3) years from the date of issuance of such card, and are void at any time prior to such date upon the holder’s becoming a member of the class of persons prohibited by this section from being issued handgun owners’ identification cards.
   (c)   The application form shall require the applicant’s name, home address, social security number, birth date and physical description, together with the manufacturer’s name of any handgun or guns owned or possessed by the applicant, the caliber and the serial number of each handgun, and, in the event no serial number is contained thereon, an adequate description of the weapon.
   (d)   Upon becoming the owner or possessor of a handgun or guns not previously registered with the Chief of Police under this section, such owner or possessor shall register such handgun or guns with the Chief of Police by furnishing the information as required in subsection (c) hereof.
   (e)   All identification cards issued pursuant to this section shall be entitled “Village of Woodmere, Ohio, Handgun Owner’s Identification Card,” shall be serially numbered according to a system devised by the Chief of Police, and the applicant’s name, home address, birth date, physical description, full face photograph, and social security number, and shall be signed by the holder.  If within ninety (90) days after receipt of approval of the application, the applicant fails to appear for the processing and issuance of his identification card, such application shall be considered void but shall not bar the applicant from re-applying for such identification card.  Such handgun owner’s identification card shall not in any manner authorize nor affect the carrying or possession of a concealed weapon contrary to law.
   (f)   A handgun owner’s identification card shall not be issued to any person who is:
      (1)   A person prohibited by this Section 521.12(a) from purchasing, owning, possessing, receiving, having on or about his person or using any firearm or ammunition;
      (2)   A minor;
      (3)   A person convicted of an illegal use or possession of narcotics;
      (4)   A person with more than one (1) conviction of being drunk or disorderly within one (1) year prior to his application for such identification card;
      (5)   Any person with more than one (1) conviction of a misdemeanor involving the use of force and violence, or the threat of the use of force and violence against the person of another within one (1) year prior to his application for such identification card.
   (g)   No person shall knowingly give any false information in making application for a handgun owner’s identification card, and no person shall use or attempt to use a handgun owner’s identification card to purchase, own, possess, receive, have on or about his person, or use any handgun, knowing such identification card to belong to another, or knowing it was obtained by means of false information, or when it is void by reason of the holder’s becoming a member of the class of persons prohibited by this section from being issued a handgun owner’s identification card.
   (h)   No person shall use or attempt to use his handgun owner’s identification card to obtain any handgun for any person who does not have a handgun owner’s identification card issued to him and in effect pursuant to this section and is not exempt from the requirement of an identification card pursuant to Section 521.13, and no person shall knowingly permit his identification card to be used by another to purchase, own, possess, receive, have on or about the person or use any handgun or handgun ammunition.
   (i)   If, for reasons set forth in this chapter, an applicant is denied a handgun owner’s identification card, such applicant may appeal such order of denial to a Gun Control Appeals Board within ten (10) days from receipt of such notice of denial.  The Gun Control Appeals Board shall consist of the Mayor, the President of Council, the Director of Law.  The Gun Control Appeals Board shall conduct a hearing upon such appeal within ten (10) days from the receipt of a notice an appeal in writing from the order denying the handgun owner’s identification card.  The Gun Control Appeals Board may approve, amend, modify or reverse the previous decision.
   (j)   A possessor of a handgun owner’s identification card shall become ineligible to possess such a card if he becomes one (1) of that class of persons set forth in subsection (f) of this section, and he shall thereupon immediately forfeit such card and return the same to the Chief of Police, and he shall within thirty (30) days from the date of forfeiture dispose of any handguns in his possession pursuant to the provisions of the Ohio Revised Code.
   (k)   A nonresident of the Village who owns, manages or operates a business within the Village, or whose terms of employment require him to own, possess or have on or about his person a handgun during his employment within the Village, or any nonresident of the Village passing through Woodmere who complies with the prerequisites of this chapter may make application for and obtain a handgun owner’s identification card pursuant to the provisions of this section.  (Ord. 2003-50.  Passed 8-6-03.)