(A)   Discharging firearms; prohibited when. No person shall, within the limits of the village, discharge or fire any firearms, except as provided in § 137.09(B) of this chapter.
   (B)   Discharging firearms; authorized when. The provisions of § 137.09(A) of this chapter as to the use of any firearm shall not apply to any of the following cases:
      (1)   To police officers, sheriffs, constables, marshals, or other police officers, or any person summoned by any such officers to assist in making arrests or preserving the peace, or persons who are members of the armed services of the United States, or the National Guard, while such persons are acting in the lawful discharge of their duties;
      (2)   To persons using firearms in the lawful defense of self, third persons or the user’s property; and
      (3)   To the firing of a military salute.
   (C)   Violation; penalty. Any person who violates division (A) of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor of the first degree. If the violation created a substantial risk or physical harm to any person, caused serious physical harm to property, caused physical harm to any person, or caused serious physical harm to any person, the violation is a felony to be prosecuted under appropriate state law.
(Ord. 18-10-01, passed 11-6-18) Penalty, see § 130.99
Statutory reference:
   Improperly discharging firearm at or into habitation or school, felony offense, see R.C. § 2923.161