Sec. 17-42. Same--Carrying at nighttime prohibited; exception.
(a) No person shall have in his possession in or on any street, way, sidewalk, park or other public place, or in any motor vehicle on or in any street, way, sidewalk, park, or other public place between the time of sunset of any day and sunrise of the following day any loaded BB gun, air gun of any kind, gas pellet gun of any kind, firearm of any kind or description or any other such weapon.
(b) This section shall not apply to any law enforcement official in the performance of his or her official duties or to any person defending himself or herself or his or her property.
(Code 1968, § 703.6; Ord. No. 155-72, 5-15-72)
This is the ordnance I am accused of violating. I initially asked if it included private property, and was told that it "didn't matter". Before Officer Callway let me near his computer to read it, he mentioned twice that I was NOT "defending my property". I really should of asked how I wasn't defending my property by arming myself in case the blacked out stranger in my driveway came at me.