(a)   No person shall discharge any air gun, shotgun, revolver, pistol, firearm, switch blade, hunting knife, dagger, metal knuckles, slingshot or other dangerous weapon.
   (b)   This section does not apply when firearms are used by a police officer in the execution of his office or by designated Zoo personnel for animal escape or containment purpose.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section shall be fined not more than one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) for the first offense and not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000) for each subsequent offense. (ORC 1545.99)