City of Camdenton, MO
Camden County
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Section 222.010 Definitions and Rules of Construction.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
The definitions of Section 571.010, RSMo., as they may be amended from time to time, shall apply to the provisions of this Chapter.

Section 222.020 Prohibited Weapons.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
A. 
A person commits the offense if he/she knowingly possesses, manufactures, transports, repairs or sells:
1. 
An explosive weapon,
2. 
A machine gun,
3. 
A gas gun (i.e., a gas ejective device),
4. 
A short barreled rifle or shotgun,
5. 
A firearm silencer,
6. 
A switchblade knife,
7. 
Knuckles, or
8. 
A bullet or projectile which explodes or detonates upon impact because of an independent explosive charge after having been shot from a firearm.

Section 222.030 Unlawful Use of Weapons. [1]

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
A. 
A person commits the offense of unlawful use of weapons if he knowingly:
1. 
Carries concealed upon or about his or her person a knife, a firearm, a blackjack or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use; or
2. 
Sets a spring gun: or
3. 
Discharges or shoots a firearm into a dwelling house, a railroad train, boat, aircraft or motor vehicle as defined in Section 203.010, RSMo., or any building or structure used for the assembling of people; or
4. 
Exhibits, in the presence of one (1) or more persons, any weapon readily capable of lethal use in an angry or threatening manner; or
5. 
Possesses or discharges a firearm or projectile weapon while intoxicated; or
6. 
Discharges a firearm within one hundred (100) yards of any occupied school house, courthouse or church building; or
7. 
Discharges or shoots a firearm at a mark, at any object or at random on, along or across a public highway or discharges or shoots a firearm into any outbuilding; or
8. 
Carries a firearm or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any church or place where people have assembled for worship, or into any school, or into any election precinct on any election day, or into any building owned or occupied by any agency of the Federal Government, State Government or political subdivision thereof; or
9. 
Discharges or shoots a firearm at or from a motor vehicle as defined in Section 201.010, RSMo., discharges or shoots a firearm at any person, or at any other motor vehicle, or at any building or habitable structure, unless the person was lawfully acting in self-defense; or
10. 
Carries a firearm, whether loaded or unloaded, or any other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.
B. 
Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to or affect any of the following:
1. 
All State, County and municipal Peace Officers possessing the duty and power of arrest for violation of the general criminal laws of the State or for violation of ordinances of Counties or municipalities of the State, whether such officers are within or outside their jurisdictions or on or off duty, or any person summoned by such officers to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace while actually engaged in assisting such officer;
2. 
Wardens, superintendents and keepers of prisons, penitentiaries, jails and other institutions for the detention of persons accused or convicted of crime;
3. 
Members of the Armed Forces or National Guard while performing their official duty;
4. 
Those persons vested by Article V, Section 1 of the Constitution of Missouri with the judicial power of the State;
5. 
Any person whose bona fide duty is to execute process, civil or criminal;
6. 
Any Federal Probation Officer;
7. 
Any State Probation or Parole Officer, including supervisors and members of the Board of Probation and Parole;
8. 
Any corporate security advisor meeting the definition and fulfilling the requirements of the regulations established by the Board of Police Commissioners under Section 84.340, RSMo.; and
9. 
Any coroner, deputy coroner, medical examiner or assistant medical examiner.
C. 
Subdivisions (1), (5), (8) and (10) of Subsection (A) of this Section do not apply when the actor is transporting such weapons in a non-functioning state or in an unloaded state when ammunition is not readily accessible or when such weapons are not readily accessible. Subdivision (1) of Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply to any person twenty-one (21) years of age or older transporting a concealable firearm in the passenger compartment of a motor vehicle, so long as such concealable firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed, nor when the actor is also in possession of an exposed firearm or projectile weapon for the lawful pursuit of game, or in his or her dwelling unit or upon premises over which the actor has possession, authority or control, or is traveling in a continuous journey peaceably through this State. Subdivision (10) of Subsection (A) of this Section does not apply if the firearm is otherwise lawfully possessed by a person while traversing school premises for the purpose of transporting a student to or from school or possessed by an adult for the purposes of facilitation of a school-sanctioned firearm-related event.
D. 
Subdivisions (1), (8) and (10) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to any person who has a valid concealed carry endorsement issued pursuant to Section 571.094, RSMo., or a valid permit or endorsement to carry concealed firearms issued by another State or political subdivision of another State.
E. 
Subdivision (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9) and (10) of Subsection (A) of this Section shall not apply to persons who are engaged in a lawful act of defense pursuant to Section 563.031, RSMo.
F. 
Nothing in this Section shall make it unlawful for a student to actually participate in school-sanctioned gun safety courses, student military or ROTC courses, or other school-sponsored firearm-related events, provided the student does not carry a firearm or other weapon readily capable of lethal use into any school, onto any school bus, or onto the premises of any other function or activity sponsored or sanctioned by school officials or the district school board.
[1]
State Law Reference — Similar provisions, RSMo. §571.030, 2003, S.B. 349)

Section 222.040 Discharge of Firearms.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
A. 
No person shall discharge firearms of any kind within the City except as stated below:
1. 
Such person is a Law Enforcement Officer while acting within the scope of his duties as such, or unless such person is on duty in military service and acting under orders of a commanding officer.
2. 
The prohibition shall not apply to licensed shooting galleries or clubs or in private grounds or premises owned and operated by licensed shooting galleries or clubs and under circumstances when such instruments can be fired, discharged or operated in such a manner as not to endanger persons or property and in such manner as to prevent the projectile from traversing any grounds or space outside the limits of such gallery.
3. 
This Section shall not apply to the use of firearms by a person in defense of life, livestock, crops or other property.

Section 222.050 Confiscation of Weapons.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
The Police shall seize and confiscate all air guns, slingshots or other implements or weapons which are capable of impelling with force a metal pellet or other projectile of any kind for a distance of more than ten (10) feet without the use of power or other explosive, which they shall find in the unlawful possession of any person as provided in this Chapter.

Section 222.060 Discharging Arrows From an Archery Device or Crossbow Prohibited — Exceptions.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004; Ord. No. 2390-11 §1, 1-4-2011]
A. 
No person shall themselves nor shall any person permit a minor in their custody to discharge an arrow from an archery device or crossbow as defined in City Code Section 223.005 within the City unless subject to an exception set out in Subsection (B).
B. 
The following are permitted within the City notwithstanding Subsection (A) above:
1. 
The use of an archery device for target practice in an area designed to contain all projectiles within the confines of property on which the owner has consented to its use; but in no case one hundred fifty (150) feet from any person, vehicle, dwelling, house, church, school, or building or at such angle or distance as to land within one hundred (100) feet of any street, property line, or public right-of-way.
2. 
The shooting of arrows by one whose business entails the testing of such equipment in an established facility constructed and maintained for such purposes.
3. 
The use of an archery device for deer hunting on private property or premises following the regulations as set out in City Code of Ordinances, Chapter 223: Deer Control and Hunting Regulations.
C. 
The use of an archery device where permitted by exception shall be in such a manner as not to endanger the life, limb or property of others.

Section 222.070 Concealed Weapons.

[Ord. No. 2008-04 §1, 4-6-2004]
A. 
Carrying of concealed weapons shall be restricted as set forth in Section 571.107, RSMo., as such Section may be amended from time to time.
B. 
Persons with a concealed carry endorsement shall not carry a concealed firearm into any building or premise owned, leased or controlled by the City of Camdenton.