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A. Unlawful Discharge Of A Firearm: It is unlawful for any person within the limits of the town to fire or discharge any firearm within one-fourth (1/4) mile of an occupied structure without permission and in accordance with Arizona Revised Statutes title 17 (hunting regulations) except:
1. As allowed pursuant to the provisions of chapter 4, title 13 and title 17 of the Arizona Revised Statutes,
2. On a properly supervised range, or
3. By special permit of the chief of police 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.
B. Unlawful Use Of "Other Weapons": No person shall, within the limits of Snowflake, on any public property, including, but not limited to, public parks, public streets, playgrounds, open space, recreation facilities or any other public facility, discharge or cause to set off any weapon listed in this subsection. It is unlawful for any person within the limits of the town to discharge or shoot a bow and arrow, a BB gun, air gun, pellet gun, dart gun, slingshot, gas operated gun (air soft or paintball gun) or other similar gun or instrument except:
1. Approval Of Property Owner: On private property with approval of the owner, with a backdrop that would prevent the projectile from traveling off of the private property.
2. Children Under Age Fourteen: Children under the age of fourteen (14) must have adult supervision when discharging or shooting a weapon under this subsection.
3. Legitimate Business: Any business engaged in the operation of paintball or air soft gun games or other weapons operating within the appropriate zoning district in which the discharge of paintball guns is carried out in an approved and controlled environment.
4. Special Permit: By special permit of the chief of police 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.
5. Bow And Arrow:
a. A bow and arrow may be used for hunting, to legally take game as outlined in Arizona Revised Statutes title 17.
b. A bow and arrow may be used for target practice or competitions and will follow rules listed in subsections B1 through B4 of this section.
1. Any person found guilty of violating any provisions of this section, except as otherwise provided in this code, shall be guilty of a class one misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine of not to exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.00) or by imprisonment for a period not to exceed six (6) months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Each day that a violation continues shall be a separate offense punishable as hereinabove described.
2. Any person found guilty of violating any provisions of subsections B1 through B5 of this section shall be guilty of petty offense and shall be punishable by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars ($500.00).
D. Public Events And Places: Any person, other than a peace officer on duty carrying a weapon, upon entering any public place or attending a public event, may be required by the operator of the establishment or the sponsor of the event to remove his weapon and place it in the custody of the operator of the establishment or the sponsor of the event. (Ord. 12-03, 6-12-2012)