It shall be a defense to prosecution under this section that the person discharging a firearm was a law enforcement officer in the performance of his or her official duties; that the person was at a shooting range operated by the United States Government, the state or political subdivision of the state, or which was approved by the Department of Public Safety; that the person was using blank cartridges for a show or theatrical production, or for signal or ceremonial purposes in athletics or sports, or by a military organization.
(2005 Code, § 9-8-3)