Public hearing on gun control in Cottageville Feb. 18

Public hearing on gun control in Cottageville Feb. 18

A public hearing on proposed gun control ordinances in Cottageville will be held Tuesday Feb. 18 at 6 p.m. in council chambers. The text of the ordinances is below. ORDINANCE 2020-01 AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 14 – OFFENSES AGAINST THE PEACE SECTION – 14.702 WEAPONS. EXCEPTIONS. – OF THE CODE OF ORDINANCES OF TOWN OF COTTAGEVILLE SOUTH CAROLINA WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Town of Cottageville to encourage and promote weapon safety within the boundaries of our Town: and WHEREAS, THE Town of Cottageville Council strives to keep our laws current and relevant to best serve our citizens and to be in accord with the laws contained within the South Caroline Code Annotated. NOW, THEREFORE, IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF THE TOWN OF COTTAGEVILLE, That Chapter 14 – offenses against the peace, Section 14.702 of the Code of Ordinance is hereby change and reads as follows: 14.702. WEAPONS. EXCEPTIONS. It shall be unlawful for any person to possess or carry about the person, whether concealed or unconcealed on the Premises of Town of Cottageville’s. This includes any firearm, antique weapon (black powered), cannon, edged weapons, slingshot, air rifle, bows, crossbows any pistol unless authorized by the Chief of Police. Any person failing to do so shall be guilty of the offense of Weapons. Exception. If found guilty, violator will be fine of not less than five hundred dollars ($500.00). Definitions Of A Firearm That Are Not Permitted on Town of Cottageville Premises. (a)“Pistol” […]

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