Knife page on GAPacking.org, info needed

Discussion in 'GA Laws and Politics' started by GAGunOwner, Dec 28, 2006.

  1. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I know that this is a Gun site but I was wondering if we could have a permanemt page on this website listing cities and counties in GA that LEGALLY restrict the carrying of knives, be it in parks or in general.
    Many people who carry guns also like to carry knives and this question comes up from time to time. We could look through every jurisdiction that is listed on municode and compile this. I, like I suspect many others, thought that I was okay carrying a knife as long as I complied with state law. Later, I found out that carrying certain knives are illegal in several metro places in Georgia and that there is no statewide preemption for knife carry.

    I fear running into a cop that isn't a big fan of citizens carrying guns and being arrested because of a knife that I may also be carrying. Basically, the knife is an excuse for being hasselled or arrested. Imagine open carrying a gun and also carrying an "illegal" knife. You get busted for the knife, etc.

    What do you guys think? Thanks.

    Edit by Gunstar1: Good idea, topic now a sticky so it will stay at the top.
     
  2. Malum Prohibitum

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    Looks like you already started your page. Now you just have to do the research! :D
     

  3. Malum Prohibitum

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    I'll help you get started.

    DeKalb County

    Sec. 16-66. Unlawful possession of knives.
    It shall be unlawful for any person, for the purpose of offense or defense, to possess on such person or have at the person's immediate disposal on the streets and roads of the county or in any public place or place of business patronized by the public any of the following instruments:

    (1) Any knife which has a spring-loaded blade that opens automatically by pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle, commonly called a switchblade, swish blade or swiss blade for blades that open on the side and stiletto for blades extending from an end.

    (2) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.

    (3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three (3) inches. This is intended to include all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close.

    (4) Any razor blade alone or inserted in a handle in such manner as to expose either a sharp corner or a sharp edge.
     
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  5. GAGunOwner

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    City of Avondale Estates

    Sec. 12-12. Possession of knives.
    It shall be unlawful for any person, for the purpose of offense or defense, to possess on such person or have at the person's immediate disposal on the streets and roads of the city or in any public place or place of business patronized by the public any of the following instruments:
    (1) Any knife which has a spring-loaded blade that opens automatically by pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle, commonly called a switchblade, swish blade or swiss blade for blades that open on the side and stiletto for blades extending from an end.
    (2) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which yields the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.
    (3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three (3) inches. This is intended to include all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close.
    (4) Any razor blade alone or inserted in a handle in such manner as to expose either a sharp corner or a sharp edge.



    Sec. 7-17. Seizure of unlawful weapon or device; punishment.
    (a) Whenever any person is arrested by any lawful officer of the city and such person is found to have on or about the person any unlawful weapon, such as a bowie knife, Arkansas toothpick, black-jack, knuckles, sling shot, pistol, burglar tools, or any other weapon or device which is so denominated or which shall hereafter be denominated as unlawful by general law and the ordinances of the city, the unlawful weapon or device weapon shall become the property of the city.
    (b) All such weapons and devices may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of under the supervision and order of the judge before the person arrested is tried, but it is expressly provided that in no event shall such weapon or device be returned to the person arrested or any of such person's relatives or friends; and it is expressly provided that they shall not be sold or offered for sale in any part of the city.
    (c) Any violation of the provisions of this section shall subject the defendant to punishment as provided in section 1-8.
    (Code 1973, §§ 2-417, 2-418)
     
  6. Malum Prohibitum

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    "Yes, your honor, it is true, I was carrying an Arkansas Toothpick." :roll:
     
  7. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of Atlanta


    Sec. 106-306. Knives, razors, similar weapons.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to have in such person's possession, except within such person's own residence or place of business, any of the following implements unless securely wrapped so as not to be readily available for use:
    (1) Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches;
    (2) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches;
    (3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three inches; this is intended to include all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close;
    (4) Any razor; or
    (5) Any ice pick or similar device having a sharp point.
    (Code 1977, § 17-4034)



    Sec. 142-86. Prohibited conduct during assemblies.
    (a) No person shall unreasonably hamper, obstruct, impede or interfere with any assembly, or with any person vehicle or animal participating in or used in an assembly.
    (b) No driver of a vehicle shall drive between the vehicles or persons comprising an assembly when the vehicles or persons are in motion and are conspicuously designated as an assembly, unless specifically authorized to do so by Atlanta Police Department Personnel.
    (c) The police chief shall have the authority, when reasonably necessary, to prohibit or restrict the parking of vehicles at or near the location where an assembly is being conducted, and/or along the route of an assembly. The police chief shall post 'no parking' signs in the designated locations, and it shall be unlawful for any person to park or leave unattended any vehicle in violation thereof. No person shall be liable for parking on a street where 'no parking' signs are not posted.
    (d) It shall be unlawful for any person at any assembly to carry or possess any weapon, as defined below. For purposes of this article, and notwithstanding any other provisions of this Code, "weapon" means any pistol, rifle, shotgun or other firearm of any kind, whether loaded or unloaded, air rifle, air pistol, paintball gun, paintball rifle, explosive, blasting cap(s), knife, hatchet, ax, slingshot, blackjack, metal knuckles, mace, iron buckle, ax handle, chains, crowbar, hammer, or any club, bludgeon or anyother instrumentality used, or intended to be used, as a dangerous weapon.
    (e) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, any sign, poster, plaque or notice unless such sign, poster plaque, or notice is constructed solely of a cloth, vinyl, paper or flexible cardboard material no greater than one-quarter inch in thickness.
    (f) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, any length of lumber, wood or wood lath unless it is one-fourth inch or less in thickness and two inches or less in width or if not generally rectangular in shape, such object shall not exceed three-quarters inch in its thickest dimension. Both ends of the length of lumber, wood or wood lath shall be blunt and shall not be pointed. Exceptions from this section include:
    (1) Lumber or wood used to support or control puppets, so long as the lumber or wood is not detached from the puppets; and
    (2) Stilts, defined as two poles with footrests off the ground on which someone balances or walks, so long as each stilt does not exceed 15 feet in length and two inches by two inches in width.
    (g) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, any length of metal, or other similar hard or stiff material, whether solid or hollow, unless the person is carrying a flagpole and is a participant in a portion of the assembly that utilizes flags.
    (h) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly any length of plastic, except that hollow plastic may be used to support a sign, banner, placard or other similar display if:
    (1) The hollow plastic does not exceed three-quarter inch in its thickest dimension;
    (2) The hollow plastic does not exceed one-eighth inch in wall thickness;
    (3) The hollow plastic is not filled with any material, liquid, gas or solid; and
    (4) Both ends of the length of the hollow plastic shall be blunt, and not pointed.
    (i) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, glass bottles, glass jars or glass containers of any kind, unless such glass container is a vial required to hold medication needed and utilized by an assembly participant, where such medication is customarily stored in a glass vial.
    (j) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, balloons filled with any material or substance other than air, oxygen or helium. Such materials and substances include, but are not limited to, water, paint, or any other liquid, solid or gas.
    (k) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, bricks, stones, rocks, or pieces of asphalt or concrete. It shall be unlawful for any person to throw similarly hard and heavy materials during an assembly.
    (l) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess spay paint cans at any assembly.
    (m) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, any projectile launcher or other device which is commonly used for the purpose of launching, hurling or throwing any object, liquid, material or other substance, including, but not limited to, so-called supersoaker-type water guns and water cannons. Nothing in this subsection is intended to prohibit or restrict those participating in parades, demonstrations, rallies or assemblies from possessing sufficient amounts of water or other liquids designed and intended for human consumption during such events.
    (n) It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess at any assembly, any so-called "sleeping dragon device", with the intent or ability to use the device to deny or obstruct the public's ability to freely move about on roadways, sidewalks, or into or out of buildings. For purposes of this subsection, a sleeping dragon device shall mean a section of pipe, or a container, filled with weighted material, handcuffs, chains, carabiners or other locking devices used to lock a person or persons or other objects.
    (o) Nothing in this section shall prohibit a disabled person from carrying, possessing or using a wheelchair, cane, walker, or similar device necessary for providing mobility so that the person may participate in an assembly.
    (p) Nothing in this section is intended to authorize the possession or use of materials, weapons or devices that are otherwise prohibited by any other federal, state or local law or regulation. The purpose of this section is to prohibit the carrying or possession of items and materials that have the potential to be used as weapons to cause physical or property damage, and whose possession might not otherwise be prohibited by federal, state or local law.
    (q) Nothing in this section shall prohibit duly authorized law enforcement officers acting in their official capacity from carrying or possessing materials, weapons and/or devices used in the performance of law enforcement duties.
    (Ord. No. 2006-66, § 15, 9-26-06)
    Secs. 142-87--142-99. Reserved.



    Sec. 106-307. City employees prohibited from carrying weapons.
    (a) It shall be unlawful for any employee of the city to have on such employee's person, either concealed or unconcealed, or in such employee's immediate possession, or to bring onto any premises of the city any of the following implements:
    (1) Any firearms, guns, pistols or other instruments of like kind or similar character;
    (2) Any sword or dirk, spear or sword-in-a-cane;
    (3) Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches;
    (4) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches;
    (5) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three inches; this is intended to include all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close;
    (6) Any straight razor;
    (7) Any ice pick or similar device having a sharp point;
    (8) Any knucks;
    (9) Any explosives;
    (10) Any article or combination of articles likely to be made into so as to produce an explosive, including but not limited to gas, fire or water;
    (11) Slingshots, bows and arrows, cannon, artillery or fireworks;
    (12) Gas bombs, fire bombs, water bombs or similar type bomb or like in kind likely to produce harm either to the person or property of the city; or
    (13) Any or all other instruments, implements, objects or devices that would or could produce harm or injury to any person or property of the city or of another.
    (b) The following employees or special employees of the city are authorized to carry pistols or other weapons or equipment when such is lawfully issued to them:
    (1) Police.
    (2) Park police.
    (3) Airport police.
    (4) Security guards employed by the city.
    (5) Court bailiffs.
    (6) Probation officers.
    (7) Specially deputized citizens or employees of the city.
    (8) Personnel employed by the office of corrections.
    (c) Any violation of this section or any subsection thereof shall be considered an offense and any person convicted of violating the terms of this section or any subsection thereof shall be subject to the penalties provided in section 1-8.
    (Code 1977, § 17-4035; Ord. No. 2006-69, § 1, 10-11-06)
     
  8. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of Clarkston

    Sec. 12-31. Knives.
    It shall be unlawful to have, possess, or carry upon the streets or other public places of the city any of the following implements, unless such implements are securely wrapped so as to be not readily available for harmful use:
    (1) Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.
    (2) Any knife which has an obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.
    (3) Any knife of any kind the blade of which, when open, projects from the handle more than three (3) inches including all knives such as butcher knives or other knives that do not close.
    (4) Any ice pick or similar device having a sharp point; provided, however, that this subsection shall not apply to any person delivering ice.
    (Ord. No. 280, § 1, 3-2-04)
     
  9. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of Decatur

    Sec. 70-16. Knives and other dangerous implements.
    It shall be unlawful to have, possess or carry upon the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the city any of the following implements unless such implements are securely wrapped so as to be not readily available for harmful use:
    (1) Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring or other device in the handle, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches.
    (2) Any knife which has an obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade partly open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two inches.
    (3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three inches, including all knives such as butcher knives or other knives which do not close.
    (4) Any razor.
    (5) Any icepick or similar device having a sharp point, provided that this subsection shall not apply to any person delivering ice.
    (Code 1967, § 16-17)
     
  10. Malum Prohibitum

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    Wow, that is not even close to limiting the ordinance to employees while in the course of their employment! What a blatant violation of O.C.G.A. 16-11-173.
     
  11. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Gwinnett County

    Sec. 78-32. Weapons prohibited.
    It shall be unlawful for any person to take on a recreation facility any weapon, or to shoot, use, carry or employ any weapon or similar device in a recreation facility.
    (Code 1978, § 4-3004; Ord. of 1-2-02(2), § 1)


    Sec. 78-1. Definitions.
    The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
    Alcoholic beverage means intoxicating beverage, malt beverage, wine or any other beverage containing any alcohol whatsoever.
    Building means any structure attached to the ground which has a roof and which is designed for the shelter, housing or enclosure of persons, animals or property of any kind.
    Litter means garbage, refuse, paper, rubbish, debris, trash and all other waste material whether natural or artificial.
    Recreation facilities means all recreation areas in parks, including land, buildings, lakes, swimming pools, sports fields, cemeteries, and all other property and buildings owned, leased, or managed by the county, the county recreation authority, the golf course commission, the designated agents or departments of the county or the county recreation authority, and including all recreation areas and parks in the county owned by the United States government.
    Vehicle means any motor-driven equipment, such as an automobile, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, sled, go-cart, scooter, skateboard, ATV, child's toy vehicle, or segway.
    Weapon means firearm, rifle, pistol, revolver, paintball gun, or any weapon designed or intended to propel a shot, bullet, or other missile of any kind, or any device capable of discharging a projectile by air, spirit, gas or explosive, or any explosive substance or harmful solid, liquid and gaseous substance, or any spear, arrow, bow and arrow, slingshot, crossbow, spear or spear gun, or any dirk, Bowie knife, switchblade knife, ballistic knife, or any other knife, straight-edged razor, spring stick, metal knuckles, blackjack, any bat, club or other bludgeon-type weapon, or any flailing instrument or any disk which is designed to be thrown or propelled and which may be known as a throwing star or oriental dart, or any weapon of like kind, and any stun gun, taser or similar device.
    (Code 1978, § 4-3002; Ord. of 5-4-93(2); Ord. of 1-2-02(2), § 1; Res. of 11-16-05, § 1)
    Cross references: Definitions generally, § 1-2.

    Sec. 78-2. Enforcement of chapter.
    This chapter shall be enforced by any authorized law enforcement officer of the county. Where there has been a violation of any provisions of this chapter, the law enforcement officer in his discretion may issue a citation, warning and/or order the person to leave the park or recreation area.
    (Code 1978, § 4-3021; Ord. of 1-2-02(2), § 1)

    Sec. 78-3. Penalties for violation of chapter.
    Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall be fined in a sum not exceeding $1,000.00 or may be confined in the county jail for a term not exceeding 60 days, or both.
    (Code 1978, § 4-3022; Ord. of 1-2-02(2), § 1)
     
  12. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of Rome

    Sec. 7-36. Definitions.
    The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
    Civil emergency means:
    (1) A riot or unlawful assembly characterized by mob action or civil disobedience, or by the use of actual force or violence, or by any threat to use force if accompanied by immediate power to execute by three or more persons acting together without authority of law.
    (2) Any natural disaster or manmade calamity including flood, conflagration, cyclone, tornado, earthquake or explosion within the corporate limits of, or affecting, the city, resulting in the death or injury of persons or the destruction of property to such extent that extraordinary measures must be taken to protect the public health, safety and welfare.
    Curfew means a prohibition against any person walking, running, loitering, standing, motoring or otherwise being present upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the city, except persons officially designated for duty with reference to such civil emergency.
    Incendiary missile means any type of bottle or container containing gasoline or other flammable or explosive material.
    Weapon means any club, bottle, board, rock, gun, knife, instrument or object of any kind used, or intended to be used against the person or property of another.
    (Code 1959, § 11A-1; Code 1981, § 4-3021)
    Cross references: Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.

    Sec. 7-37. Proclamation of civil emergency; powers of one proclaiming.
    Whenever, in the judgment of the chairman of the city commission, or in the event of his absence or inability to act, of the city manager, it is determined that a civil emergency exists, he shall have power to impose by proclamation any or all of the following regulations necessary to preserve the peace and order of the city:
    (1) To impose a curfew upon all or any portion of the city, thereby requiring all persons in the designated curfew area to forthwith remove themselves from the area; provided, however, that physicians, nurses and ambulance operators performing medical services, utility personnel maintaining essential public services, firefighters and city authorized or requested law enforcement officers and personnel may be exempted from such curfew.
    (2) To order the closing of any business establishments or clubs anywhere within the city for the period of the emergency, such businesses to include, but not be limited to, those selling intoxicating liquors, malt beverages, firearms, ammunition and explosives and gasoline or other flammable materials.
    (3) To designate any public street, thoroughfare or vehicle parking area closed to motor vehicles and pedestrian traffic.
    (4) To call upon regular and reserve law enforcement agencies and organizations within or without the city to assist in preserving and keeping the peace within the city.
    (5) To issue such other orders as are imminently necessary for the preservation of peace and the protection of life and property.
    (Code 1959, § 11A-2; Code 1981, § 4-3022)

    Sec. 7-38. When proclamation effective.
    The proclamation of emergency provided for in this article shall become effective upon its issuance in writing and dissemination to the public by appropriate news media.
    (Code 1959, § 11A-3; Code 1981, § 4-3023)

    Sec. 7-39. Termination and renewal of proclamation.
    Any emergency proclaimed in accordance with the provisions of this article shall terminate after 24 hours from the issuance thereof, or upon issuance of a proclamation determining that such an emergency no longer exists, whichever occurs sooner; provided, however, that such emergency may be extended for such additional periods of time as may be determined necessary by resolution of the city commission.
    (Code 1959, § 11A-4; Code 1981, § 4-3024)

    Sec. 7-40. Offenses.
    During the time of a proclaimed emergency under this article, the following shall be considered violations punishable as provided in section 1-9. It shall be unlawful:
    (1) For any unauthorized person to remain at the place or scene of any riot or unlawful assembly after he has been ordered to disperse by the police or any other lawful authority.
    (2) For any person not designated for duty to possess, carry or use, either on his person or within a vehicle, any weapon.
    (3) For any person to make, possess, store, carry, use, disseminate or receive any type of fire bomb, explosive Molotov cocktail, or any other incendiary missile or the materials for the making and production of same.
    (4) For any person not designated for duty to possess, carry or use any knife or any firearm or the ammunition for use in the same.
    (5) For any person to possess, carry or consume alcoholic beverages in a public street or place within any restricted area designated as provided in section 7-37.
    (6) For any person to disobey any order contained in the proclamation of emergency.
    (Code 1959, § 11A-5; Code 1981, § 4-3025)
    Cross references: Alcoholic beverages, ch. 3.


    Sec. 13-16. Weapons not allowed in municipal courtroom and adjacent facilities.
    Firearms or other weapons, including, without limitation, any knife, razor, razor blade, ice pick or similar device having a sharp point, bat, baton, stun or tazer gun, any device capable of discharging harmful projectiles, pepper spray, and all similar items, shall not be worn or brought into the courtrooms of the municipal court or into the buildings in which they are located, except with the specific authorization of the court or the chief of police.
    The following persons or groups are exempted from this prohibition:
    (1) Law enforcement officers employed by the State of Georgia;
    (2) Local law enforcement officers employed by the City of Rome and Floyd County, including sheriff's deputies;
    (3) District attorneys, assistant district attorneys, and the Attorney General of the State of Georgia;
    (4) Law enforcement officers of the United States of America, including federal probation officers who are authorized by law or by federal court to wear or carry firearms;
    (5) Any person appointed by the municipal court judge as a bailiff, provided such person is licensed to carry firearms or otherwise permitted to carry a firearm under state law;
    (6) Any person otherwise authorized by law to carry firearms or weapons within a superior courtroom of the State of Georgia."
    Any person violating this section shall be punished as provided in section 1-9 of the Rome City Code.
    (Ord. No. 05-7-3, § II, 7-18-05)
     
  13. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    I'll need more time to check the others.
     
  14. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of College Park

    Sec. 12-25. Same--Carrying knives, razors and similar devices.
    It shall be unlawful to have, possess or carry upon the streets, alleys or sidewalks of the city, any of the following implements unless the same are securely wrapped so as not to be readily available for harmful use.
    (1) Any knife which has a blade which opens automatically by hand pressure applied to a button, spring, or other device in the handle, the blade of which projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.
    (2) Any knife which has any obstruction or other device of any kind which holds the blade open, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than two (2) inches.
    (3) Any knife of any kind, the blade of which when open projects from the handle more than three (3) inches. This shall include all knives, such as butcher knives or knives which do not close.
    (4) Any razor.
    (5) Any ice pick or similar device having a sharp point, except that this shall not apply to any person delivering ice.
    (Ord. No. 97-11, § 1, 4-21-97)
     
  15. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Lee County

    Sec. 34-204. Prohibited activities.
    No person shall, while using said nature recreational facility, do or engage in any of the following activities:
    (1) Possess, use, consume, or drink any alcoholic beverages at any time on the nature recreational facility property.
    (2) Possess, use, or consume any controlled substances (illegal drugs) at any time on the nature recreational facility property.
    (3) Engage in overnight camping on the nature recreational facilities; nor shall there be any motorized vehicles, including motorcycles, permitted or allowed on the nature recreational facilities at any time, with the exception of emergency vehicles or service vehicles used for trail maintenance.
    (4) Possess or use any weapons of any type at any time on the nature recreational facility property.
    (5) Have in his or her possession, or set off or otherwise cause to explode, discharge, or burn, or throw onto property adjacent to such nature recreational facility, any type of fireworks or explosives or inflammable material. This prohibition includes any substance, compound, or mixture article that in conjunction with any other substance or compound would be dangerous from any of the foregoing standpoints.
    (6) Build or attempt to build any fire on the nature recreational facility property, and no person shall drop, throw, or otherwise scatter lighted matches, burning cigarettes or cigars, tobacco, paper, or other inflammable material, within the confines of the nature recreational facility or on any property adjacent thereto.
    (7) Sleep thereon or engage in loud, boisterous, threatening, abusive, insulting, or indecent language or engage in any disorderly conduct or behavior tending to be a breach of the public peace as to persons on said nature recreational facility or persons residing, passing, or owning property adjacent thereto.
    (8) Expose or offer for sale any article or thing, nor shall anyone station or place any stand, cart, or vehicle for the transportation, sale, or display of any article or thing on the nature recreational facilities except such items as may be sold by the owner or operator or its licensees in compliance with county ordinances.
    (9) No person shall travel upon any nature trail at any time after dusk and before sunrise on any given day except those persons engaged in trail maintenance activities.
    (Ord. of 9-17-2001)
     
  16. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    Athens-Clarke County

    Sec. 6-3-5. General regulations pertaining to all licenses.

    (w) Bringing beverages purchased elsewhere or deadly weapons onto premises. No licensee for the sale of malt beverages, wine or distilled spirits shall authorize or permit any patron or customer to bring onto the premises malt beverages, wine or distilled spirits purchased elsewhere; nor shall any such licensee authorize or permit any patron or customer to bring or carry any deadly weapon or firearm on the premises except a law enforcement officer on duty or other person authorized by federal or state law; nor shall the licensee act as a keeper, bailee or custodian of any kind of deadly weapon or firearm for any customer or patron thereof.
     
  17. GAGunOwner

    GAGunOwner Active Member

    City of Columbus

    Sec. 14-65. Dangerous weapons; prohibited.
    (a) No person shall within the city or its police district, sell, exchange or keep on hand for the purpose of sale any of the following named articles: Shotgun or rifle with barrel length of less than 18 inches, knucks, dirk, sword-cane, blackjack, Bowie-knife, spring-back knife, switch-blade knife, or any knife with a blade exceeding four inches in length; but it is not the intention hereof to prohibit case knives, butcher knives or other knives customarily used for domestic or industrial purposes only.
    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person to wear or carry any pistol, dirk-knife, bowie-knife, switch-blade knife, ice pick, sling shot, sand club, metal knuckles, metal cake cutter, metal comb, razor, or any other dangerous or deadly weapons of any kind whatsoever, including but not limited to jewelry, belts or other wearing apparel fashioned in such a manner so as to allow the use of the same as a weapon rather than as wearing apparel. The provisions hereof shall not apply to the transportation of such items to one's home when purchased for the use in such home and contained within the package in which the same was contained on purchase, nor shall the provisions hereof apply to hunters, fishermen, sportsmen, campers or workmen while such items are being transported for recreational or occupational purposes.
    (Ord. of 4-27-43, § 3; Ord. No. 71-253, § 1, 9-28-71)
     
  18. Malum Prohibitum

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  19. Tinkerhell

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    And the above is why we have to have attnys (no offense to those who resemble said evil being :wink: )...

    Every county has so many odd laws. The whole system is so crazy. Somebody stabs someone with an ice pick in one city/county so they modify their law to speficially ban carry of ice picks.
    Then someone carries a balloon full of paint & tosses it on a fur coat wearing individual - add that into the regulations too.
    Crap someone had the bright idea to sharpen up a piece of PVC and stabbed the punk next to him at the local rock concert; add that one.
    "Hey Judge, you seen those new super soaker water guns? My kid got one for for his birthday last week. You know you could fill that with rubbing alcohol and have some poor politican on the grand stand dowsed in about 3 seconds. Nothing to fire him up after that. Better add it to the books."
    Saw this thing on QVC last night, this dandy looking cane but with a twist & pull it's a sword.....

    The human species is such a sad little being.
    Too bad we can't just all get along. :cry:

    Sorry to be off topic, but I don't sit down & read law books (EVER) and was a bit dumbfounded after glancing through some of the above.
     
  20. triggerman357

    triggerman357 New Member

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    Thank you, MP.

    I've been carrying a Remington Sportsman F.A.S.T. with a 3 1/2 blade. I didn't know I was in violation till now. I guess I'll be returning it, and during a little knife shopping.