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As used in this chapter, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning:
(a) “Sheriff” means the Sheriff of the County or his or her designee.
(b) “Firearm” means any weapon which will, is designed to or may be readily converted to expel a projectile by the action of an explosive, provided that stud nailing guns, rivet guns and similar construction equipment, neither designed or intended as weapons, shall not be deemed firearms.
(c) “Gun” means and includes any rifle, shotgun, pistol or other firearm, and also includes any air gun, air rifle, pneumatic gun or other similar device designed and intended to expel a projectile through a gun barrel of any length by means of explosive, expansion or release of compressed gas or compressed air.
(d) “Parcel” means any lot or other contiguous area of land in one ownership or in which all of the owners have joined in a written acknowledgment of the rights of all of them to shoot on all of such land, which constitutes, when combined, an area of not less than twenty acres.
(e) “Pistol” means a gun having a barrel of less than sixteen inches in length.
(f) “Recreational shooting” means the discharge of firearms or weapons, except bows and arrows, at fixed or moveable artificial targets.
(g) “Rifle” means a gun designed, made and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed and made to use the energy of an explosive or compressed gas or compressed air to expel a single projectile through a rifled barrel for each pull of the trigger.
(h) “Shotgun” means a weapon designed, made and intended to be fired from the shoulder and designed and made to use the energy of an explosive in a shotgun shell to fire through a smooth bore one or a number of balls shot for each pull of the trigger.
(i) “Starting pistol” means any device which is designed or functions to simulate the firing of a weapon by means of a primer or other explosive charge, but which cannot be readily converted for use as a firearm.
(j) “Ammunition” means a cartridge, pellet, ball, missile or projectile adapted for use in a firearm.
(Ord. 85-03. Passed 1-22-85; Ord. 05-04. Passed 5-10-05; Ord. 06-05. Passed 3-14-06; Ord. 21-02. Passed 3-2-21.)