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(A) Pursuant to authority contained in G.S. § 160A-189 and for the purpose of prescribing regulations governing conditions detrimental to the health, safety and welfare of its citizens, it shall be unlawful for any person to shoot or discharge within the corporate limits of the village any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm. The provisions of this section, however, do not prohibit the discharge of firearms by any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his or her official duties, by any law enforcement officer during a course of instruction, or by any person in the lawful defense of persons or property. The provisions of this section, however, would allow the discharge of firearms for special events upon the approval of the Village Council. The Police Chief may impose special conditions on the discharge of firearms for the event if they are found to be in the best interest of the health, safety and welfare of persons and/or property. Information may be requested by the Police Chief in order to render this decision.
(B) Any village police officer is hereby authorized to seize and hold subject to court order any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm which shall have been fired or discharged within the village in violation of this section.
(1986 Code, § 3-4) (Ord. 91-09, passed 05-20-1991; Ord. 09-33, passed 10-23-2009; Ord. 10-53, passed 10-27-2010; Am. Ord. 11-26, passed 9-13-2011) Penalty, see § 130.99