Ordinance No. 14 – Firearms Ordinance

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An ordinance to prevent the carrying and discharging of firearms, the use of slingshots, wrist rockets, air rifles, bb guns and bow and arrows within the city limits of Bellechester, Minnesota.

The City Council of the City of Bellechester do ordain as follows:

SECTION I.

No person or persons shall carry or discharge any gun, pistol or firearms of any description, within the corporate limits of the City of Bellechester.

SECTION II.

No person or persons shall catty any gun, pistol for firearms of any description within the corporate limits of the City of Bellechester unless said gun, pistol, or firearm is dismounted or broken apart, or carried in a case in such a manner that it cannot be discharged.

SECTION III

The terms of this Ordinance shall not prohibit the use of firearms by a duly authorized policeman and law enforcement officers within the City of Bellechester, and nothing in this Ordinance shall be construed to embrace any use of said firearms when done in the lawful defense of persons or property or family, or the necessary enforcement of the law.

SECTION IV

No person or persons shall use or discharge any rifle, BB gun, slingshot, wrist rocket or bow and arrow within the City of Bellechester.

SECTION V.

No person or persons shall carry any rifle, BB gun, slingshot, wrist rocket or bow and arrow within the City of Bellechester unless cased, broken down or unstrung.

SECTION VI.

No person or persons shall discharge any gun, pistol or firearms of any description or air rifle, BB gun, slingshot, wrist rocket or bow and arrow in any part of said City without a written permit from the Council.

SECTION VII.

It shall be unlawful for a parent or guardian of any child under the age of eighteen years knowingly to permit such child to carry or discharge any air rifle, air gun, slingshot, wrist rocket or bow and arrow in the City of Bellechester.

SECTION VIII.

Any person or persons violating any provisions of this Ordinance shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than fifty ($50.00) dollars, or, in default thereof, by imprisonment for a term not exceeding twenty days.

SECTION IX.

All provisions of previous ordinances that are not consistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed.

SECTION X.

This Ordinance shall go into effect immediately after its passage, approval, and publication.

Passed and approved by the City Council this 9th day of April 1981.

ATTEST: Barbara Heppelmann, Clerk Quentin J. Majerus, Mayor

Published in the Goodhue County Tribune on the 23rd day of April 1981.