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(A) No person shall discharge any firearm or airgun loaded with bullets, shot, slugs or other hard substances, anywhere within the city, except as otherwise provided in this section.
(B) Except as otherwise provided in this section, no adult person shall furnish to a minor by gift, loan or hire, any airgun with the knowledge or intent that the minor is to discharge same within the limits of the city. Proof of the furnishing of the airgun by an adult, with the further proof of the discharge thereof by the minor within the city, shall constitute a presumption that the airgun was furnished with the knowledge or intent that it was to be fired by the minor within the city.
(C) It shall be lawful and not a violation of this section to discharge shotguns or similar weapons for the sole purpose of trapshooting or skeet-shooting, provided that the owner of the property where the trapshooting or skeet-shooting takes place shall have previously obtained from the Chief of Police a permit to conduct a trapshoot or skeet-shoot. The permits may be issued by the Chief of Police only to the owner of the real estate where the event is to take place, and the permits shall be valid only for a period of one day's duration.
(D) It shall be lawful and not a violation of this section for a person to discharge an airgun loaded with round projectiles made of metal, hard plastic, or paintballs, including BBs, airsoft pellets, or paintballs. provided that:
(1) The discharged projectile does not enter any adjoining property, without the express written permission of the adjoining property owner;
(2) The discharged projectile is not fired at, and does not strike, any person without that person's permission, or any cat or dog or other pet;
(3) Any discharge by a minor is supervised by an adult; and
(4) No discharge shall occur such that any projectile is fired onto, over, or from any public street, right-of-way, or public property.
(E) Division (A) of this section shall not apply to any peace officer who discharges a firearm in connection with the performance of his duties as a peace officer, nor shall this section apply to a person using self-defense or other lawful justification as provided in KRS Chapter 503.
('88 Code, § 130.01) (Ord. 1967-21, passed 12-18-67; Am. Ord. 2013-07, passed 4-1-13) Penalty, see § 130.99