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(A) Except as authorized by state law, it shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or fire any type of gun which discharges a projectile in the village regardless of whether the charge be propelled by compressed air, gas, powder, spring or any other means.
(B) It shall further be unlawful for any person to set off or explode any torpedo, firecracker, fireball or rocket or other fireworks whatever or to make or kindle any bonfire; provided that the discharge of firearms by any military company when on parade and in accordance with the command of the commanding officers or by the village officers or persons in discharge of any legal duty or lawful act shall not be deemed a violation hereof. Provided further that the president or any trustee may grant permission in writing to the public to fire or discharge any cannon, gun, or pistol with a blank cartridge or fireworks as aforesaid upon national holidays and the celebration of other public and general events in any common or other place where the same may be done so as not to endanger life or injure property, and when such permission is granted, the writing shall state the place to discharge such cannon, gun or fireworks. This section shall not apply to a blank starting gun used by an authorized person at a school sporting event or practice, or other school event. (2005 Code)
(C) This section shall not apply to use of paintball guns or airsoft guns used to project a paintball or airsoft pellet when used on a commercial paintball/airsoft recreation facility which has a special use permit issued by the board of trustees for the village of St. Joseph and as restricted by said special use permit. (Ord. 2012-7, 5-22-2012)
(D) This section shall not apply to use of a firearm used to eliminate nuisance birds by written permission of the board of trustees for the village of St. Joseph and as restricted by said written permission to specific days and location, and provided that the discharge of said firearms is performed in a manner not to endanger people or property, and in accordance with all state and federal laws and regulations. (Ord. 2013-1, 1-8-2013)