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A. It is unlawful for any person to point or shoot an air gun at any person or property of another, or to aim or discharge such weapon in the direction of the person or residence of another, while within such range as to cause or inflict injury to the person or damage the property of another, unless such discharge is directed at an inanimate target with a proper backstop in place, prohibiting the projectile from reaching the person or property of another.

B. As used in this section, “air gun” means and includes the following: air gun, air pistol, air rifle, BB gun and toy or other guns of any kind or nature when so designed, contrived, modified and used to propel, by compressed air or spring-loaded plunger, any pellet, dart, hard-tipped arrow, bean, pea, BB, rock or other hard substance a distance of more than twenty-five (25) feet with sufficient force to break windows or inflict injury upon persons or animals.

C. Any person convicted of a violation of the provisions of this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to any other punishment imposed by the court, the court will direct that the weapon so used in violation of these provisions be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with statutes or ordinances governing the disposal of confiscated or found weapons. (Ord. 2407, 2020)