[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Laconia 12-29-1975 as Ch. 57 of the Public Ordinances of 1975. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It is found and declared that:
The discharge and firing of air pistols and air rifles of a type capable of firing projectiles within the compact parts of the City of Laconia has constituted a public nuisance and an increasing detriment to the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and prosperity of the residents of the City of Laconia; and
The necessity in the public interest for the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted is a matter of legislative determination and public policy, and it is further declared that the provisions and prohibitions hereinafter contained and enacted are in pursuance of and for the purpose of securing and promoting the public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and prosperity and the peace and quite of the City of Laconia and its inhabitants.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated.
- COMPACT PART OF THE CITY
- As defined in R.S.A. 644:13 or within 300 feet of any public way.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge or fire any air rifle or air pistol capable of firing projectiles on any city street or public place or within the compact parts of the City of Laconia without the written permission of the Chief of Police of the City of Laconia.
Any person who violates any of the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a violation not to exceed a penalty of $100. Such person shall be deemed to be guilty of a separate offense for each and every day during any portion of which any violation of this chapter is committed, continued or permitted by such person and shall be punishable therefor as provided therein.