Sec. 10-81. - Storage and display by dealers generally.

Every person engaged in the business of selling firearms or ammunition shall comply with the following rules:


No ammunition shall be displayed on an open counter or in any other place readily accessible to the public.


No ammunition or firearms shall be displayed in windows or display areas when the business is not regularly open.


During any period in which firearms or ammunition are unattended, they shall be stored in a place meeting the requirements of regulations promulgated by the chief of police under authority of this article or, if no such regulations have been promulgated, in a place not easily accessible to unauthorized persons.

(Code 1974, § 5-18)

Sec. 10-82. - Authority of chief of police to promulgate additional storage regulations.


The chief of police is authorized to promulgate regulations governing the construction, location and accessibility of storage places for firearms and ammunition, as required by this article. The chief of police may adopt any regulations under this authority that in his judgment will reasonably and effectively serve to prevent unauthorized persons from obtaining the stored firearms and ammunition.


The chief of police shall take reasonable steps to notify all persons whom he can reasonably identify as being affected by such regulations. The notification shall sufficiently precede the effective date of the regulations to permit compliance with them. The chief of police shall maintain on file an official copy of the regulations.

(Code 1974, § 5-19)

Sec. 10-83. - Penalties for noncompliance.

Any person failing to comply with any requirement of this article or of any reasonable regulations promulgated under authority of this article shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and punishable as provided by section 1-6.

(Code 1974, § 5-20)


(18) Cross reference— Discharging firearms, § 16-6. (Back)