BY THE COMMON COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF CHARLESTOWN, INDIANA

ORDINANCE NO. 1979-11

AN ORDINANCE REGULATING THE USE OF WEAPONS
WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS

WHEREAS, the Common Council is desirous of making the City of Charlestown a safe place within which to live, and free from injury and/or property damage; and

WHEREAS, the members of the Common Council have received numerous complaints from citizens regarding property damage resulting from BB guns and other weapons being discharged within the city limits, and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the public health, welfare, and safety to do so,

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Common Council for the City of Charlestown, Indiana, as follows:

Section 1. It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm, airgun, BB gun, or any toy gun projecting lead or missiles excepting in a regularly established gallery; 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 any citizen from discharging a firearm when lawfully defending person or property. Further, this ordinance shall not be construed to prohibit any citizen from discharging an airgun, BB gun, or any toy gun projecting lead or missiles upon their own private property so long as by such discharge, they are not endangering the property or person of another.

Section 2. Any person, association of persons, or corporation violating the provisions of this ordinance shall be fined not less than Five (5) dollars nor more than Five Hundred (500) dollars.

ADOPTED THIS THE DAY OF 1970.

CLAY HALL, MAYOR

ATTEST:
DOROTHEA JENKINS, CLERK-TREASURER

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