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No person shall fire or discharge any firearm, including but not limited to an air gun, BB gun, pellet gun, dart gun, gas operated gun, sling shot or other similar gun or instrument; provided, however, this section shall not apply to the use of any such gun or instrument by:
(A) A law enforcement officer or other duly authorized public official or employee in the performance of any official duty.
(B) Licensed shooting galleries.
(C) Any person to whom a license, permit or authority is issued by 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.
(D) Any person when used only for the necessary protection of property, habitation, or person in a manner authorized by the laws of the state or under or within rights guaranteed by the Constitution of this state or of the United States.
(E) Any person engaged in a shooting event such as target practice, sighting-in or a shooting competition while at a city designated shooting facility.
(F) Any person to lawfully take wildlife during an open season established by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission and subject to the limitations prescribed by A.R.S. Title 17 and Arizona Game and Fish Commission rules and orders, except that no person shall discharge a firearm within one-fourth mile of an occupied structure. For purposes of this paragraph, "take" has the same meaning prescribed in A.R.S. § 17-101 or its successor.
(G) Any person to whom a depredation permit has been issued by the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Department of Agriculture or the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Such person(s) or their agent is restricted to the limitations of the depredation permit for the period the permit is valid, and shall coordinate such activities through the Chief of Police.
('80 Code, § 32-23) (Ord. 1798, passed 12-20-78; Ord. O98-77, passed 9-30-98; Ord. O2011-32, passed 9-7-11) Penalty, see § 114-99