§ 549.08  POINTING AND DISCHARGING FIREARMS.
   (a)   Except as provided for in this section, no person shall discharge any cannon, rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol, other firearm or dangerous ordnance within the city.
   (b)   No person shall, intentionally and without malice, point or aim a firearm at or toward another.
   (c)   This section shall not prohibit the firing of a military salute or the firing of weapons by men of the U.S. armed forces acting under military authority, and shall not apply to law enforcement officials in the performance of their duties, or to any person in the proper exercise of the right of self defense or defense of others.
   (d)   This section shall not prohibit the firing of shotguns or other firearms for the purpose of controlling certain species of birds or other animals when such shooting or firing is performed in accordance with rules and regulations established by the City Manager, and when the person who is shooting shall have in his or her possession a properly executed permit issued by the Safety Director.
   (e)   This section shall not prohibit the firing within an approved indoor range or test facility for the purpose of proofing or testing of a firearm after the manufacturing process when such firing is performed in accordance with rules and regulations established by the City Manager, and when the person who is shooting shall have in his or her possession a properly executed permit issued by the Safety Director.
   (f)   This section shall not prohibit the firing of firearms for ceremonial or theatrical purposes when such firing is performed in accordance with rules and regulations established by the City Manager, and when the person who is shooting shall have in his or her possession a properly executed permit issued by the Safety Director.
   (g)   Any person denied a permit by the Safety Director pursuant to this section shall have the right to appeal said denial to City Council. Notice of such appeal shall be submitted in writing to the Safety Director. A hearing on such appeal shall be conducted at the next regularly scheduled Council meeting, or at a Council meeting agreed to by the appealing party.
   (h)   Whoever violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the fourth degree.
(Ord. 91-104, passed 10-14-1991; Ord. 2011-12, passed 2-14-2011; Ord. 2013-48, passed 8-12-2013; Ord. 2017-57, passed 4-10-2017; Ord. 2019-148, passed 12-9-2019)