(A)   Discharge permitted. Discharge of a firearm within the town shall be permitted only as follows:
      (1)   By a law enforcement officer while acting in the course of official duty;
      (2)   A member of the armed forces of the United States or of Indiana, while acting in the course of official duty;
      (3)   A person acting with the consent of the Board of Trustees of the Town of Chandler, Indiana, in the course of a sanctioned and supervised public event, including but not limited to military or ceremonial funerals, amateur or professional sporting events and shooting matches;
      (4)   On land used or zoned as agricultural property by the owner or occupant, who resides thereon, or the immediate members of his or her family who also reside thereon, or by a person or persons having permission in writing from the owner of such land; and/or
      (5)   On property which contains at least five contiguous acres.
   (B)   Definition. For purposes of this subchapter, the following definition shall apply unless the context indicates or requires a different meaning.
      FIREARM. Any weapon that is capable of, designed to or that may readily be converted to expel a projectile by means of an explosion.
   (C)   Consent of discharge. The Board of Trustees of the Town of Chandler, Indiana, may authorize the chief law enforcement officer of the town to grant the consent of the Board when proper application has been made for the discharge of a firearm for one of the events described in division (A)(3) above.
   (D)   Nothing in this section shall be construed so as to prohibit any person from discharging any firearm in protection of his or her person, family, guests, or property in conformance with state and Federal law.
(Ord. 1985-1, passed 3-1-1985; Am. Ord. 2018- 06, passed 10-1-2018)
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