City Ordinances: Firing of a Weapon in City Boundaries

With the abundance of deer in our neighborhood and deer hunting season approaching, it is important to know the City ordinances about the firing of a weapon in City boundaries.

Sec. 15-13. Shooting.

(a) It shall be unlawful for any person, except an officer of the law, to shoot any firearm in the city, except in a licensed shooting gallery or as further provided in this section. However, the city manager or his designee is hereby authorized to grant temporary approval to persons desiring to shoot blanks in any firearm upon finding that the shooting will be conducted in a safe manner. Any person desiring to shoot live ammunition in any firearm may do so only with the permission and approval of the city council upon its finding that the shooting will be conducted in a safe manner.

(b) It shall be unlawful for any person in the city, to shoot with bow and arrow or to shoot missiles of any description from slings, spring guns or instruments of any kind, except in a licensed shooting gallery or range or by permission of the city council.

(Code 1985, § 15-22)