Town of Cheverly, MD
6401 Forest Road, Cheverly, MD 20785
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O-6-13 Dangerous Weapons (13)
O-6-13
ORDINANCE O-6-13
Code of the Town of Cheverly
An Ordinance whereby the Mayor and Council delete its legislation regarding dangerous weapons as obsolete and contradictory to the State law.
WHEREAS, Article VII, Section C-23A(27) of the Charter of the Town of Cheverly grants to the Mayor and Town Council the power to regulate dangerous weapons; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Town Council deem it appropriate to delete the Town Code regarding firearms to acknowledge that State law governs the use, transfer and transportation of  weapons; and
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Town Council, in regular session assembled, that Section 20-4 of the Cheverly Code be deleted as follows:
Sec. 20-4. - Dangerous weapons generally.
The provisions of article 27 of the Annotated Code of Maryland concerning weapons shall be applicable in the Town of Cheverly. In addition, it shall be unlawful within the town for any unauthorized person to wear or carry on or about his/her person any pistol, revolver, dirk knife, bowie knife, slingshot, billy, blackjack, sand club, sword cane, metal knuckles, razor, rifle (unless broken down or properly cased) or shotgun (unless broken down or properly cased) or BB gun (unless broken down or properly cased), or any other dangerous or deadly weapon of any kind whatsoever (except penknives) provided that any knife having a blade of more than two and one-half (2½) inches in length shall be considered a dangerous weapon within the meaning of this section.
(Ord. No. 14-77, 10-13-77)

AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that if any provision of this Ordinance or the application thereof to any person or circumstance is held invalid for any reason, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or any other applications of the Ordinance which can be given effect without the invalid provision or applications, and to this end, all the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby declared to be severable.
AND BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this Ordinance shall take effect thirty (30) days from the date of its adoption; provided, however that a fair summary of the Ordinance is published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation in the Town of Cheverly.
INTRODUCED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, at a regular meeting on June 13, 2013, at which meeting copies were available to the public for inspection.
ADOPTED by the Mayor and Town Council of the Town of Cheverly, Maryland, at a regular meeting on August 8, 2013, at which meeting copies were available to the public for inspection.

Adopted:
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