(A)    Definitions. For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
      FIREARM. A weapon that propels shot, shells or bullets by the action of an explosion within it. For purposes of illustration and not limitation, this would include shotguns, rifles and pistols. This excludes air rifles or air pistols, which are covered in § 130.09.
   (B)   State law provisions authorize city to prohibit discharge. The city, as authorized by G.S. § 160A-174 and more specifically G.S. § 160A-189, hereby exercises the authority to prohibit the discharge of firearms within the city.
   (C)   Declared unlawful. Subject to the provisions of this section, it is declared unlawful and thereby prohibited for any person to discharge a firearm at any time or place within the city.
   (D)   Exceptions. The provisions of this section shall not apply to the following:
      (1)   Members of the armed forces of the United States, officers of the government of the United States, the state or any political subdivision thereof, when acting in the discharge of their official duties;
      (2)   Members of veterans’ organizations, including the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion, when participating in the performance of certain ceremonial activities such as holiday celebrations and military funerals; and
      (3)   The discharge of firearms when used in defense of person or property or pursuant to lawful directions of law enforcement officers per G.S. § 160A-189.
(`94 Code, § 11-7) (Am. Ord. 14-04, passed 4-8-14) Penalty, see § 10.99
Statutory reference:
   Authority of town to regulate discharge of firearms, see G.S. § 160A-189