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(a) No person shall discharge or fire any cannon, gun, rifle, air gun or rifle, revolver, pistol, cross bow, bow and arrow or other weapon or firearm within the Municipality. However, this section shall not be construed as applying to the use of any of such weapons in the lawful defense of any person, or the property of any person, nor to police officers acting in the line of duty, nor to shooting galleries, rifle ranges, archery ranges or gun clubs, any of which has a valid existing permit from the Manager to operate galleries or ranges or to erect targets for rifle, pistol, archery or gun practice.
(1) A person is allowed to act in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence. If, at the trial of a person who is accused of an offense that involved the person's use of force against another, there is evidence presented that tends to support that the accused person used the force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence, the prosecution must prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the accused person did not use the force in self-defense, defense of another, or defense of that person's residence, as the case may be. (ORC 2901.05)
(b) Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the third degree.
(Ord. 95-31. Passed 3-15-95; Ord. 19-171. Passed 12-17-19.)