[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Chesapeake Beach 9-21-2000 by Ord. Nos. O-00-14 and O-00-17 (Ch. 18 of the 1997 Town Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry, without lawful authority, any air gun, revolver, pistol, or other firearm, or metal knuckles, dangerous knife, stiletto, bomb or other high explosive concealed in or about his or her clothes or person or in any portable vehicle, carriage, motorcycle or other vehicle.
For the purposes of this section, a "firearm" shall include any weapon designed or constructed to discharge a projectile by gunpowder (or a similar explosive substance), air compression or electromechanical device.
It shall be unlawful for a person to discharge a firearm within the Town limits of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland, unless either:
The person is an officer of the peace, sheriff, police officer, or other governmental official acting in the lawful discharge of his or her duty; or
The person discharges the firearm as a method of self-defense, defense of another person, or defense of property, and that discharge of the firearm is recognized by Maryland law as a lawful method of utilizing the firearm for such purposes.
Any person or entity violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a municipal infraction and, upon conviction thereof, is subject to a fine of $500.