§ 8-24-040

Discharging toy firearms; Replica air guns

a.

Except as provided in subsection (c) below, no person shall at any time discharge or set off anywhere within the city, or have in his possession for such purpose any toy firearm, air rifle, or toy cannon, that discharges projectiles either by air, spring, explosive, substance, or any other force.

b.

Except as provided in subsection (c) below, no person shall possess or discharge a replica air gun in the city of Chicago.

c.

The use or possession of an air gun or replica air gun is permitted if the air gun or replica air gun is in the possession and control of a carnival and is offered for use to carnival customers on a temporary basis. For purposes of this section, “carnival” means an enterprise which offers amusement or entertainment to the public by means of one or more amusement attractions or amusement rides.

d.

As used in this section, the term “replica air gun” shall be defined as provided in Section

4-144-145" destination-id="JD_4-144-145">4-144-145 of the code.

e.

Any person who violates the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 for each offense, or imprisoned for a period not to exceed six months, or both such fine and imprisonment. As an alternative to, or in addition to, any such fine, the violator may be made to perform community service. Whenever a person under the age of 18 is ordered to pay a fine or perform community service for a violation of this subsection (b), the parent or guardian having legal custody or control of the person may be ordered to pay the fine instead of, or perform the community service in conjunction with, the person.

(Prior code § 193-31; Amend Coun. J. 10-4-06, p. 87431, § 2; Amend Coun. J. 9-11-13, p. 59869, § 3)

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