After two emails to the Chief, and one to the City Attorney (all of which went unanswered), I contacted my Alderperson asking why no one responds to my questions. The Chief told her to tell me that municipal code 10.01 is still being enforced (I've attached 10.01 below). I asked that the Chief contact me directly, because I still wanted clarification on my two specific questions. Before I talk with the Chief, isn't the open carry portion of 10.01 unenforceable due to state preemption code?
(1)Discharging and carrying of firearms and guns prohibited. (Cr. #1412) No person, except a sheriff, constable, police officer or their deputies, shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun within the City or have any firearm, rifle, spring or air gun in his possession or under his control, unless it is unloaded and knocked down or enclosed within a carrying case or other suitable container
, provided the City Council may permit the maintenance and use of supervised rifle or pistol ranges or shooting galleries. This subsection shall prohibit hunting within the City.
(2)Carrying concealed weapons prohibited. (Cr. #1413) No person, except a police or peace officer, shall carry on his person any pistol, bowie knife, dirk, dagger, slingshot or any dangerous and concealed weapon.