I need your interpretation of this code
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It shall be unlawful for any person to use, shoot or discharge any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm or any slingshot, ...
January 5th, 2008 07:50 PM
I need your interpretation of this code
Sec. 14-19. Weapons--Discharge.
It shall be unlawful for any person to use, shoot or discharge any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm or any slingshot, bow and arrow, air gun or any device for throwing missiles.
This is the law in the city where I live. Wouldn't it apply also to the police and include the city recreation owned pitching machines for the softball league?
January 5th, 2008 08:10 PM
IANAL.... And I never said that a baseball was a missile...
But in this area, that "discharge" ordinance is used as anti-hunting. They are not enforced against personal defense situations - as those ordinances permit discharge, etc.
January 5th, 2008 08:28 PM
If used as a weapon, that pitching machine could be considered dangerous if you were lobbing baseballs into traffic...anything is possible...
Apply to the police...not if they're working...OMO
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January 5th, 2008 09:08 PM
It's in regards to weapons only. Nobody cares if you do so in a 100 sq. mi. area of empty prairie, 'cause there is nobody there to be struck by the projectile or hear the sound and be bothered or upset by that. But, do so within the city limits of a crowded place ... well, you get the idea.
To my way of thinking, such laws are on the books to discourage thoughtless activity that could harm others when others are nearby. Most of the towns near me have similar ordinances about "firing" things into the air, or "firing" things that make noise, either with respect to the time of day they're "shot", or given the fact that they loft a projectile any appreciable distance.
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January 5th, 2008 09:17 PM
Normally the code is noted that it doesn't apply to legitimate self-defense et. al. You may have to look elsewhere to find that info though.
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January 5th, 2008 09:22 PM
The pitching machine does have a logical argued with the way they worded it. The police/self defense question is generally an exception nearby in the laws.
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January 6th, 2008 01:09 AM
Got a town here in CO started enforcing the same law because of snowball throwing.
Lots of dumb laws on the books. Would love to ticket a couple local small inner city PDs (ticket happy & bottom of the barrel officers) for driving black cars on Sundays.
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