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(A) It is unlawful for any person within the limits of the city to fire or discharge any BB gun, air gun, pellet gun, dart gun, slingshot, gas operated gun or other similar instrument.
(B) The prohibitions of division (A) above shall not apply to the use of any such gun or instrument by:
(1) A law enforcement officer or other duly authorized public official or employee in the performance of any official duty;
(2) Any person to whom a license, permit or authority is issued by the Chief of Police of the city for the use of such gun or instrument for a valid and proper purpose and for use in a manner not likely to harm any person, animal or property;
(3) Any person when used only for the necessary protection of property, habitation or person in a manner authorized by the laws of the state under or within rights guaranteed by the Constitution of the state or the United States of America; or
(4) Any person on a rifle, pistol or shotgun range constructed and maintained in accordance with such rules and regulations as the Council may designate.
(1976 Code, § 10-1-22) (Ord. 623-15, passed 2-25-2015; Ord. 633-17, passed 3-22-2017) Penalty, see § 130.99