Village of Shorewood, WI
Milwaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Shorewood as §§ 13-601 to 13-611, 13-613 to 13-615 and 13-1703 of the 1986 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fireworks — See Ch. 294.
Nuisances — See Ch. 389.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 409.
[Amended 2-20-1995 by Ord. No. 1709]
A. 
The term "dangerous weapon" shall have the meaning used in § 939.22(10), Wis. Stats., and may include any instrument which by its capabilities of use is liable to produce death or great bodily harm. The following are dangerous per se: blackjack, billy sandclub, sandbag, bludgeon, slingshot, slung shot, nunchaku consisting of two sticks of wood, metal, or plastic connected by a length of rope, cord, chain, or wire, pistol, revolver, any instrument which impels a missile by compressed air, spring or other means, any weapon upon which loaded or blank cartridges are used, electric weapons as defined by § 941.295, Wis. Stats., cross-knuckles, knuckles of any metal, barbed or blade-type arrowhead, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, switchblade knife, or any knife which has a blade that may be drawn without the necessity of contact with the blade itself but is instead automatically opened by slight pressure on the handle or some other part of the knife and is commonly known as a "switchblade knife," straight edge razor or any other knife having a blade three inches or longer. Instruments not herein specifically enumerated are nonetheless dangerous weapons when they fall within the terms of the above definition.
B. 
The term "dangerous weapon" shall not include antique firearms, as defined in 18 U.S.C. § 921(a)(16), nor those firearms which are incapable of being fired or discharged or which do not fire fixed ammunition, or those manufactured before 1898 for which cartridge ammunition is not commercially available, and which are possessed as curiosities or ornaments or for their historical significance or value.
[Amended 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1997]
It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or go armed with a concealed and dangerous weapon except the following:
A. 
A law enforcement officer as set forth in § 941.23, Wis. Stats.
B. 
A qualified out-of-state law enforcement officer as set forth in § 941.23, Wis. Stats.
C. 
A former law enforcement officer as set forth in § 941.23, Wis. Stats.
D. 
A person that is licensed to carry a concealed or dangerous weapon, pursuant to the provisions of Wisconsin law, including § 175.60,Wis. Stats., or pursuant to an out-of-state licensee, as defined in § 175.60 (1) (g), Wis. Stats., if the dangerous weapon is a weapon, as defined under § 175.60 (1) (j), Wis. Stats.
E. 
A person who carries a concealed and dangerous weapon, as defined in § 175.60 (1) (j), Wis. Stats., in his or her own dwelling or place of business or on land that he or she owns, leases, or legally occupies.
No person except a law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces shall transport, purchase, possess or go armed with a shotgun having one or more barrels having a length of less than 18 inches, measured from closed breech or bolt face to muzzle, or an overall length of less than 26 inches, or a rifle with one or more barrels having a length of less than 16 inches, measured from closed breech or bolt face to muzzle, or an overall length of less than 26 inches.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to engage in the business of buying from or to sell or give away to any minor any weapon listed or defined as dangerous in § 520-1, except household purpose knives or knives having blades less than three inches.
[Amended 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 1733]
The statutory provisions of § 948.60, Possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, Wis. Stats., exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or acts prohibited by the statute are similarly required or prohibited by this chapter.
[Amended 2-20-1995 by Ord. No. 1709]
It shall be unlawful for any minor to possess or go armed with a container or device that contains oleoresin of capsicum.
It shall be unlawful for any person, firm or corporation to exhibit for sale in show windows in a public manner, or to exhibit in show cases or counters which can be seen from the public street, any weapons listed or defined as dangerous in § 520-1, or to display any signs, posters, cartoons, or display cards suggesting the sale of any weapons so defined or listed in said section.
No person shall make, carry, possess, sell, give or use any type of "molotov cocktail," which is defined to mean a bottle or container filled with flammable liquid with a fuse, wick or any other type of ignition or detonating device, flammable liquid fire bomb, or any other device or missile which can be ignited and cause ignition of any premises or material, or which can cause damage by explosion.
[Amended 2-20-1995 by Ord. No. 1709; 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1997; 11-3-2014 by Ord. No. 2044]
A. 
No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, firearm, air rifle, air gun of any description, or any instrument which impels a missile or pellet by compressed air, spring or other means, or use a bow and arrow or crossbow except as provided in Subsections B and C below, within the limits of the Village of Shorewood. Pursuant to § 66.0409(3)(b), Wis. Stats., or any future amendments thereof, the prohibitions of this subsection related to the discharge of a firearm do not apply and may not be enforced if the actor's conduct is justified or, had it been subject to a criminal penalty, would have been subject to a defense described in § 939.45, Wis. Stats.
B. 
Subsection A shall not apply to:
(1) 
A law enforcement officer when acting within the scope of employment.
(2) 
Any member of the armed forces of the United States or of the National Guard when on duty.
(3) 
Instructional programs where:
(a) 
Dangerous weapons are used under the direction and control of the Shorewood School District or the Shorewood Recreation Department; and
(b) 
Bows and arrows are used under the direction and control of the Milwaukee County Park System.
C. 
Subsection A shall not apply to a person hunting with a bow and arrow or a crossbow, provided that the person has all required hunting licenses or permits and provided further that:
(1) 
No hunting with a bow and arrow or crossbow may take place on any land or water in the Village of Shorewood without the owner's consent or within 100 yards of a building used for human occupancy located on another person's land unless the owner of that land (including public land) specifically allows the person to hunt within a 100 yards or some other specified distance less than 100 yards; and
(2) 
No person may hunt with a bow and arrow or crossbow unless the person discharges the arrow or bolt from the respective weapon towards the ground or water.
No person may sell, distribute or possess any imitation or lookalike firearm.
A. 
"Lookalike firearm" is defined as any imitation of any original firearm that was manufactured, designed and produced after December 31, 1897, including and limited to toy guns, water guns, replica handguns and air-soft guns firing nonmetallic projectiles. "Lookalike" firearm does not include any imitation, nonfiring, collector replica of an antique firearm developed prior to 1898, or any traditional beebee, paint ball or pellet firing air gun that expels a projectile through the force of air pressure.
B. 
This section does not apply to the police possession and use of replica firearms used for internal training or in connection with the education of the general public in crime prevention programs.
[Amended 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1997]
It shall be unlawful for any person except a law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces to carry, concealed or openly, either on his person or in a vehicle, any pistol, revolver, dagger, knife, slingshot, bludgeon, or any other dangerous and deadly weapon as defined in § 520-1 or discharge, display or use such weapon in or on the grounds of any school property within the Village of Shorewood, except that possession of, or discharge of a firearm in a school zone is subject to the provisions of the "Gun-Free School Zone Law" set forth in § 948.605, Wis. Stats., or any amendments thereof.
[Amended 10-17-2011 by Ord. No. 1997]
A. 
No person other than a law enforcement officer may carry or possess a firearm or dangerous weapon in any building that is owned, occupied or controlled by the Village of Shorewood or that is jointly owned, occupied or controlled by the Village of Shorewood with any other governmental entity, including but not limited to the Village Hall, Police and Fire Station, Department of Public Works buildings, Library and Village Center, Hubbard Park buildings, and any and all other such municipal buildings whether now in existence or later constructed, including any at Atwater Park and River Park, subject to the following:
(1) 
The building is posted with signs meeting the requirements of § 943.13, Wis. Stats.
(2) 
This section does not apply to a person carrying or possessing a dangerous weapon that leases residential or business premises in the building if the dangerous weapon is a weapon, as defined under § 175.60 (1) (j), Wis. Stats.
(3) 
As set forth in § 520-15 of this chapter, the penalty for conviction of a violation of this section is as set forth in § 115-1 of the Village Code, except that if a person is convicted of a violation of this section resulting from the carrying of a concealed firearm and that person had a lawful permit to carry that firearm then the maximum forfeiture is $500.
B. 
The Village Manager is authorized and directed to have the proper signage required by § 943.13, Wis. Stats., posted for all municipal buildings where firearms and dangerous weapons are restricted.
[Amended 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 1733]
The statutory provisions of § 948.55, Leaving or storing a loaded firearm within the reach or easy access of a child, Wis. Stats., exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or acts prohibited by the statute are similarly required or prohibited by this chapter.
[Amended 5-20-1996 by Ord. No. 1733; 10-7-1996 by Ord. No. 1742]
The statutory provisions of § 167.31, Safe use and transportation of firearms and bows, Wis. Stats., exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed, are hereby adopted by reference and made a part of this chapter as if fully set forth herein. Acts required to be performed or acts prohibited by the statute are similarly required or prohibited by this chapter.
[Amended 5-20-1991 by Ord. No. 1602; 2-25-2008 by Ord. No. 1935]
Except where a penalty is otherwise prescribed, the penalty for violation of any provision of this chapter shall be as set forth in § 115-1 of the Village Code.