Each violation of any provision of this Article II shall be subject to the penalties and remedies described in § 1-3 of this Code, except that the forfeiture amount described in § 1-3A shall be not less than $10 and not more than $200 for each violation.
The following words, terms, and phrases, when used in this article, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- A weapon which expels a missile by the explosive force of gunpowder, compressed air, or compressed gas.
- OTHER DANGEROUS WEAPON
- Bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, blow gun, or other similar weapons.
The purpose of the regulations of this subsection is to protect the public health and safety.
Adoption of statutes.
The following Wisconsin State statutory provisions describing and defining the regulations of firearms and dangerous weapons, exclusive of any provisions therein relating to penalties to be imposed, are adopted by reference and made a part of this section as if fully set forth herein:
This subsection is intended to be as restrictive as the foregoing Wisconsin State Statutes. In the event the Wisconsin State Statute sections described above are amended or renumbered or otherwise revised, the amended, renumbered or revised Wisconsin State Statutes are incorporated herein and shall control.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm or other dangerous weapon within the boundaries of the Village in a careless and heedless manner and in willful and wanted disregard for the rights and safety of others, or without due caution, or in a manner so as to endanger or be likely to endanger property or any person.
It shall be unlawful for any person other than a law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties to use or discharge a firearm or other dangerous weapon:
Within 500 feet of a building devoted to human occupancy without the permission of the owner or occupant. The term "building," as used in this subsection, shall not include a house trailer, mobile home, tent, bus, truck, vehicle or similar portable unit.
Within a distance of 200 feet from the center line of any highway or road surfaced with concrete or blacktop.
Within any Village park or other land owned by the Village.
Within any publicly owned land except as expressly allowed and duly authorized by state law.
In no case shall a firearm or other dangerous weapon be discharged in a direction that could result in the projectile landing on or flying over any adjacent property unless the owner of such adjacent property has given written permission to do so.
The provisions of this section which regulate the location of the discharge of a firearm or other dangerous weapon shall not apply to the discharge of firearms or other dangerous weapons within shooting ranges that are properly permitted pursuant to Chapter 143 of this Code, provided the discharge is conducted fully in compliance with the conditions of the permit, the rules of the shooting range, and other applicable laws.
Editor's Note: Original § 38.02(C)(7) of the prior Code, added 12-15-2011 by Ord. No. 2011-12-1, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 8-15-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-8-2.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a rimfire rifle larger than .22 caliber or any center-fire rifle .22 caliber or larger anywhere within the boundaries of the Village.
[Added 11-7-2013 by Ord. No. 2013-11-1]
For the purpose of protecting public health and safety, no person other than a law enforcement officer in the performance of official duties shall throw or shoot any object, arrow, stone, or other missile or projectile, by hand or any other means, at any person or at, in, or into any building, street, sidewalk, highway, park, playground or other public place within the Village.