[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Cottage Grove 7-2-1984 as Secs. 10.07 and 10.25 of the 1984 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-2-2005 by Ord. No. 06-2005]
Except upon permit granted by the Village Board, no person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or their deputies, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun, sling shot, or other dangerous weapon as defined by the Wisconsin Statutes within the Village or have any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun in his or her possession or under his or her control unless it is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within a carrying case or other suitable container.
[Added 10-3-2011 by Ord. No. 01-2011]
Pursuant to s. 943.13(lm)(c)4, Wis. Stats., no person shall enter or remain in any part of a building owned, occupied or controlled by the state or local governmental unit if the state or local governmental unit has notified the person not to enter or remain in the building while carrying a firearm or a specific type of firearm.
The Village Administrator or designee shall cause signs to be erected at all entrances to all buildings owned, occupied or under the control of the Village of Cottage Grove providing notice that no person is to enter or remain in any such building while carrying a firearm. Such signs shall be five inches by seven inches or larger.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to prohibit a peace officer or armed forces or military personnel armed in the line of duty or any person duly authorized by the Chief of Police to possess a firearm in any public building. Notwithstanding s. 939.22(22), Wis. Stats., for purposes of this Subsection C, "peace officer" does not include a commission warden who is not a state-certified commission warden.
Nothing in this section shall be construed to authorize the carrying of any firearm or dangerous weapon contrary to s. 941.23 or 941.235, Wis. Stats.