Sec. 14-242.  Discharge of firearms.

 

(a)   It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge firearms.

 

(b)   The provisions of subsection (a) shall not apply to:

 

(1)       Police officers or members of the armed forces who are engaged in the discharge of their duties as such.

(2)       Persons exercising their right of self defense, defense of others, or defense of property.

(3)       Shooting galleries, gun clubs and others which hold a permit issued by the council for shooting in fixed localities and under specified rules.  Such permits shall be in writing attested by the clerk conforming to such requirements as the council shall demand, and the permit thus issued shall be subject to revocation at any time by action of the council.

 

(c)   As used in this section the term “firearms” shall mean any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell or bullets or other harmful objects by the action of gunpowder exploded within it, or by the action of compressed air within it, or by the power of springs and including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns, and shall also include sling shots, wrist rockets, blowguns, blowpipes, blowtubes and bows and arrows, the latter having a pull in excess of twenty (20) pounds. 

 

Source:  Code 1962, §§ 6-8-1, 6-8-4; Ord. No. 5063, § 3, 04-06-09