(a)   No person shall discharge, or cause to be discharged, any firearm, cannon, rifle, revolver, pistol, devils-head, flobert or airgun, or other instrument used to explode any cartridge or thing filled with any explosive substance or material without a written permit from the Chief of Police.
   (b)   This section shall not be construed to include toy pistols, toy canes, toy guns, or other devices in which paper caps containing 0.025 grains or less of explosive compound are used, providing they are so constructed that the hand cannot come in contact with the cap when in place for the explosion, and toy pistol paper caps which contain less than twenty hundredths grains of explosive mixture, the sale and use of which shall be permitted at all times.
   (c)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of discharging weapons, a misdemeanor of the third degree.
   (d)   Strict liability is intended to be imposed for a violation of this section.
(Ord. C42-74. Passed 7-1-74.)