(A)   G.S. § 160A-189 states a town may, by ordinance, regulate, restrict or prohibit the discharge of firearms at any time or place within the town, except when used in the defense of person or property or pursuant to lawful directions of law enforcement officers, and may regulate the display of firearms on the streets, sidewalks, alleys or other public property. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit a town’s authority to take action under G.S. Ch. 14, Art. 36A.
   (B)   It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within the town, except in case of an imminent threat necessitating defense of persons or property; provided that, this section shall not apply to law enforcement officers in the performance of their duties.
(Prior Code, § 2-12)  (Ord. passed 2-16-2010)  Penalty, see § 130.99
Statutory reference:
   Firearms, see G.S. § 160A-189