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(A) No person shall fire, shoot or discharge within the limits of the city any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm, or any air gun, air rifle or air pistol, or any spring gun, spring rifle or spring pistol, or any carbon dioxide or other gas-operated gun, rifle or pistol.
(B) The provisions of this section shall not apply to a peace officer in the performance of his/her duty, nor to any person:
(1) While shooting in a municipally licensed or municipally owned or operated shooting gallery, pistol or target range;
(2) While shooting an air gun, air rifle or air pistol, or any spring gun, spring rifle or spring pistol, or any carbon dioxide or other gas operated gun, rifle or pistol in any private place or location constructed such that it is not possible for the ammunition, projectiles or other objects expelled by such guns, rifles or pistols to escape the place or location;
(3) While shooting in the course of the lawful protection of crops grown for sale on property consisting of five or more acres devoted to agricultural uses;
(4) While shooting in and as a part of an adult supervised training program or curriculum of any public or private school or club or association organized for instruction in the use of firearms in any place or location specified in and regulated by this chapter or from which the ammunition, projectile or other objects expelled by the weapons used cannot escape; or
(5) While lawfully defending life or property.
(C) If the person shooting under this chapter is a minor then he/she shall be supervised by an adult person who is present when the minor is shooting.
(D) Any adult person who has care, custody or control of a minor and who suffers or permits the minor to discharge a weapon in violation of this section, is guilty of a misdemeanor.
(E) In any prosecution charging an adult with suffering or permitting a minor to discharge a weapon in violation of this section, proof of the people of the State that an adult had care, custody or control of the minor discharging the weapon shall constitute prima facie evidence that the adult suffered or permitted the minor to discharge the weapon and that the adult had the duty and power to prevent the discharge of the weapon.
(`64 Code, Sec. 20-21) (Ord. No. 2401, 2452)