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(a) No person shall hunt any game animal or game bird within the City, except that bow hunting shall be permitted as prescribed by State law. This subsection shall not be construed to prohibit any landowner or his or her agent from destroying varmints or other crop-destroying animals, nor to restrict trapping in the City with the written permission of the landowner.
(b) No person shall discharge a cannon, rifle, shotgun, revolver, pistol or firearm of any other type within the City limits. The provisions of this division (b) shall not apply in the following instances:
(1) At a funeral for military personnel, veterans or police officers, by a properly supervised group.
(2) At a celebration of any City, State or national holiday, by an active State or United States military group or veterans group or by police enforcement personnel, or at the celebration of a City festival, for display or re-enactment purposes, by persons and in a manner authorized by the Chief of Police.
(3) To members of any United States military unit when engaged in drilling or target practice under the command or direction of an authorized person thereof.
(4) To the use of firearms by members of the Police Division in the lawful discharge of their duties.
(5) To the use of firearms when used in the lawful defense of persons or property, and in a manner consistent with subsection (a) hereof, including, but not limited to, the use of carbide cannons for regular agricultural use.
(6) To indoor firing ranges when approved in writing by the Chief of Police, which approval shall be granted or denied based upon standards prepared by the Chief of Police and posted for public notice in the same manner as adopted and approved legislation. Such standards shall be consistent with safety practices for firing ranges generally accepted by law enforcement agencies.
(c) Whoever violates this section, or rules promulgated hereunder, is guilty of a minor misdemeanor.
(Ord. 7-1996. Passed 3-11-96.)