§ 15-2. Airguns, BB guns, bows and arrows, fireworks, sling shots and slung shots prohibited; exceptions; penalties.  

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  • It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge an airgun, BB gun, bow and arrow, fireworks, sling shot or slung shot within the city, except as follows:

    (a) During a bona fide training or safety course or class offered in the use of bows and arrows;

    (b) By law enforcement officers, military personnel or security officers in the course and scope of their duties;

    (c) By wildlife trappers lawfully taking fish, game or nongame animals.

    The discharge of fireworks within the city is prohibited unless a permit is obtained from the fire department. Issuance of a permit to discharge fireworks at a public event will require prior approval of the city commission.

    A law enforcement officer may seize any airgun, BB gun, bow and arrow, fireworks, sling shot or slung shot used in violation of this section.

    A code or law enforcement officer is authorized to issue a citation to a person when, based upon personal investigation, the officer has reasonable cause to believe that the person has committed a civil infraction in violation of this section. The person shall pay within thirty (30) days from the date a citation was issued a civil penalty of fifty dollars ($50.00) to the police department in full satisfaction of the violation. If the person chooses to contest the citation, he or she must contact the clerk of the county court within the thirty (30) days and request a hearing.

(Ord. No. 2007-27, § 1, 8-7-07; Ord. No. 2011-20, § 4, 9-20-11)