Sec. 27-67. Throwing missiles, shooting; use of bows and arrows—Generally.
(a) No person shall in any street or public place recklessly or intentionally throw any stone, ball, or missile of any character in such a manner as to cause bodily injury to any person or damage to the property of any person, or discharge anywhere within the city limits any firearm, or discharge an arrow from a bow, except upon a properly located and constructed gunnery or archery range, approved by the chief of police, as hereinafter provided. The above provision shall not apply to peace officials or members of the armed forces of this state or the United States while acting in performance of their duties as such.
(b) No minor under the age of eighteen (18) shall shoot or discharge any firearm, or arrow from a bow, except upon a properly located, constructed and approved gunnery or archery range, and then only under the immediate supervision of an adult.
(c) Nothing herein shall apply to the use of a bow ten (10) pounds or less of draw weight with a blunt rubber-tipped arrow.
(d) This section shall not apply to any law-enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties nor to any other person whose said willful act is otherwise justifiable or excusable at law in the protection of his life or property, or is otherwise specifically authorized by law.
(e) Any person violating the provisions of this section shall be guilty of a class 1 misdemeanor. (Code 1959, § 33-1; Ord. No. O-81-166, § 1, 8-11-81; Ord. No. O-92-056, 2-25-92; Ord. No. O-06-080, 6-27-06; Ord. No. O-11-077, 6-14-11, eff. 7-1-11)
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