9.60.020 – Discharge of firearms

It is unlawful to discharge any firearms or air gun in the city; provided, that this section shall not be construed to prohibit any officer of the law from discharging a firearm in the performance of his duty, nor to prohibit any citizen from discharging a firearm when lawfully defending his person or property, nor when discharged pursuant to a written permit authorized by the city council and issued by the mayor.  Such permit shall limit the time and place for the firing and shall be issued only if for memorial services for the dead, burials, or such other circumstances where the city council shall find the public health and safety not be damaged; provided, however, only one permit not limited as to time or place shall be required of a nationally recognized Veteran's organization open to veterans of the armed services of the United States of America for memorial services for the dead and for burials. The city council shall have the right to specify conditions attached to such permit.

(1995-M-14: § 1; 1982-M-37: § 1; Prior code: § 28.016)