(A)   It shall be unlawful for any person to shoot, discharge, or fire within the corporate limits of the town any gun, pistol, air rifle, spring gun, spring pistol, compressed air rifle or pistol, or any other similar devise which impels with force a shot or pellet of any kind; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the following:
      (1)   Law enforcement officers while engaged in the lawful discharge of their duties;
      (2)   Any person while exercising a legal right to defend his person or property;
      (3)   Any person using a nail gun for the purpose of construction; and
      (4)   Any person using a BB gun or cork gun.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly permit a child under the age of 12 years to have access to, or possession, custody, or use in any manner whatever, of any gun, pistol, or other dangerous firearm, whether such weapon be loaded or unloaded, unless the person has the permission of the child's parent or guardian, and the child is under the supervision of an adult.
   (C)   North Carolina G.S. 14-415.23 authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances to permit the posting of prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun, in accordance with G.S. 14-415.11(c) on local government buildings, their appurtenant premises, and parks. It is the intent of this section to direct the posting of municipal property such that, pursuant to G.S. 14-415.11(c), the carrying of concealed handguns on the posted premises will constitute a violation of G.S. 14-415.10 et seq.
      (1)   Posting of signs required. The town is hereby authorized and instructed to post conspicuous signage at appropriate locations on or within the following municipal property, indicating that carrying a firearm, concealed or otherwise, is prohibited therein: the Oak Island Lighthouse and its appurtenant premises;
      (2)   Location of signs. Signs on buildings shall be visibly posted on the exterior of each entrance by which the general public can access the building or property. The town shall exercise discretion in determining the number and appropriate location of signs to be placed on or within appurtenant premises.
   (D)   The Chief of Police or any police officer shall have the authority to seize and hold, subject to a court order, any gun or other device discharged in violation of this section. The court may, in its discretion order the gun confiscated, destroyed, or turned over to a state agency for educational purposes.
(75 Code, §§ 3-9-1 and 3-9-2)  (Ord. 2016-005, passed 8-11-16)  Penalty, see § 10.99
Statutory reference:
   Authority to prohibit the discharge of firearms, see G.S. § 160A-189