§ 24-15. Firearms; discharging prohibited; exceptions.  

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  • (a)

    It shall be unlawful for any person to fire off or discharge any gun, pistol, shotgun, rifle or other firearm of any description within the city easterly of 99th Street and south of the dunes west of 99th Street.


    It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm of any description within the city west of 99 th Street. The discharge of shotguns shall be permitted when said discharge is in excess of five hundred (500) feet from a residence or a commercial structure provided that only birdshot ammunition is used. The firing of buckshot or slug ammunition from a shotgun shall be prohibited.


    It shall be an affirmative defense to subsection (b) that the person discharging the shotgun within five hundred (500) feet of a residential or commercial structure is either the property owner or has in the person's possession the property owner's written permission to discharge the shotgun, and there is no other residential or commercial structure within five hundred (500) feet.


    The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to the discharge of firearms in a shooting range, skeet or trap range, shooting gallery or gunsmith's establishment, when such range, gallery or gunsmith's establishment is set up and used in accordance with this Code or any other ordinances of the city governing the operation of such range, gallery or establishment, or to the discharge of a firearm by any person exercising any right granted by the laws of the state or the laws of the United States the exercise of which includes the discharging of firearms.

(Ord. No. 93-13, § 2, 1-28-93; Ord. No. 93-115, § 2, 12-9-93; Ord. No. 03-088, § 2, 8-28-03)