(A)   Discharge of firearms. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun or pistol, except an air rifle/BB, within the town limits, except by a peace officer in the performance of his or her duty. An air rifle/BB gun may be fired by any adult or minor, under the direct supervision of an adult, for the purpose of target practice.
   (B)   Concealed weapons.
      (1)   G.S. § 14-415.23 authorizes municipalities to adopt ordinances to permit the posting of a prohibition against carrying a concealed handgun, in accordance with G.S. § 14-415.11(c), on local government buildings, their appurtenant premises, and parks, and the carrying of concealed handguns on the posted premises will constitute a violation of G.S. Chapter 14, Article 54B.
         (a)   Posting of signs required. The Police Chief is hereby authorized and instructed to post conspicuous signage at appropriate locations on or within each park and each building or portion of a building owned, leased as lessee, operated, occupied, managed or controlled by the town, as well as the appurtenant premises to the buildings, indicating that carrying a concealed handgun is prohibited therein.
         (b)   Location of signs. Signs on building shall be visibly posted on the exterior of each entrance by which the general public can access the building. The Police Chief shall exercise discretion in determining the number and appropriate location of signs to be placed on or within appurtenant premises and parks.
      (2)   It shall be unlawful for anyone to engage in the act of hunting in the town.
   (C)   Exception. Upon presentation of a depredation permit issued by a lawfully appointed officer of the State Wildlife Department, a nuisance permit for the elimination of squirrels may be issued. The permit shall be of limited duration, and will apply only to the capture or extermination of squirrels.
(Prior Code, § K-II-3) (Ord. passed 11-14-1995; Ord. passed 8-14-2001; Ord. passed 8-12-2003) Penalty, see § 91.99