Prior to the adoption of Ord. 018042 on 04/19/2004, Section 16-246 read as follows.

    (a)     A person commits the offense of brandishing a weapon when he shall the person exhibits any deadly or dangerous weapon in a rude, angry or threatening manner to any person in the city or shall goes into any courthouse, church, school or any other public meeting carrying such a deadly or dangerous weapon.

    (b)     For the purposes of this section, the term "deadly or dangerous weapon" shall include but not be limited to any firearm, knife, dirk or dagger means any weapon other than a firearm, from which a shot, readily capable of producing death or serious physical injury, may be discharged, or a knife, dagger, billy, blackjack or metal knuckles.

    (c) The provisions of this section shall not apply to police officers and other officers or persons whose duty it is to execute process or warrants or to make arrests.

    (d) The crime of brandishing a weapon is a class A misdemeanor.

(Code 1964, § 7.1170)