Section 105-162; Ord. 18042; Amending Chapters 16 and 17 of the City Code as they relate to weapons offenses and firearms in city buildings and parks


Ordinance No.        018042                           Council Bill No.       B339-03 (A)     

AN ORDINANCE
                    
amending Chapters 16 and 17 of the City Code as they relate to weapons offenses and firearms in city buildings and parks; and fixing the time when this ordinance shall become effective.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF COLUMBIA, MISSOURI, AS FOLLOWS:

    SECTION 1.  Chapter 16 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 16-246. Brandishing a weapon.

    (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.

Sec. 16-247.  Firearms in city buildings.
        
    (a)    No person who has been issued a concealed carry endorsement by the Missouri director of revenue under Section 571.094 RS Mo or who has been issued a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms, issued by another state or political subdivision of another state, shall, by authority of that endorsement or permit, be allowed to carry a concealed firearm or to openly carry a firearm readily capable of lethal use in any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

    (b)    Signs shall be posted at each entrance of a building entirely owned, leased or controlled by the city stating that carrying of firearms is prohibited.  Where the city owns, leases or controls only a portion of a building, signs shall be posted at each entrance to those portions of the building owned, leased or controlled by the city stating that carrying of firearms is prohibited.

    (c)    This section shall not apply to buildings used for public housing by private persons, highways or rest areas, firing ranges, or private dwellings owned, leased or controlled by the city.

    (d)    Any person violating this section may be denied entrance to the building or ordered to leave the building.  Any city employee violating this section may be disciplined under the provisions of Chapter 19.  No other penalty shall be imposed for a violation of this section.
    
    (e)    No person who has been issued a certificate of qualification which allows the person to carry a concealed firearm before the director of revenue begins issuing concealed carry endorsements in July, 2004, shall, by authority of that certificate, be allowed to carry a concealed firearm or to openly carry a firearm readily capable of lethal use in any building or portion of a building owned, leased or controlled by the city.

    SECTION 2.  Chapter 17 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Columbia, Missouri, is hereby amended as follows:

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Sec. 17-98. Hunting; carrying and use of weapons dangerous to wildlife.

    (a)    It shall be unlawful for any person in a park to use, carry or possess firearms of any description, or air rifles, spring-guns, bow and arrows, slings or any other forms of weapons potentially inimical to wildlife and dangerous to human safety, or any instrument that can be loaded with and fire blank cartridges, or any kind of trapping device. Shooting It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot into park areas from beyond the park boundaries is forbidden.

    (b)    This section shall not prohibit any person in a park from carrying a concealed firearm if the person has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued by the Missouri director of revenue under Section 571.094 RSMo or has a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms, issued by another state or political subdivision of another state.

    (c)    This section shall not prohibit any person from participating in any parks and recreation department archery program or event.

    SECTION 3.  This ordinance shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

    PASSED this 19th day of April, 2004.