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Village of Grafton, WI
Ozaukee County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Grafton as Title 9, Part VIII, Ch. 9.74, of the 1979 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-21-2014 by Ord. No. 009-2014; 10-16-2017 by Ord. No. 010-2017]
A. 
General rule. No person shall fire or discharge any firearm, rifle, spring gun or air gun within the Village.
B. 
Exceptions. The prohibition set forth in Subsection A shall not apply to:
1. 
A law enforcement officer or member of the armed forces in the performance of or training for their official duties;
2. 
The maintenance and use of a duly supervised rifle range, pistol range, or shooting gallery authorized by the Village Board;
3. 
The firing or discharging of BB guns upon private property by a person 17 years of age or older, or by a person 16 years of age or younger who is under the direct personal supervision of a parent or guardian;
4. 
The firing or discharge of a weapon when privileged pursuant to § 939.48, Wis. Stats.
[Added 10-16-2017 by Ord. No. 010-2017]
A. 
General rule. Hunting is prohibited within the Village.
B. 
Definitions. In this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUILDING
Any permanent structure used for human occupancy, including a manufactured home as defined by § 101.92(1), Wis. Stats.
HUNTING
Shooting, shooting at, pursuing, taking, capturing or killing or attempting to capture or kill any wild animal.
C. 
Exceptions. Notwithstanding the prohibition in Subsection A, hunting is allowed:
1. 
With a bow and arrow or crossbow, so long as such hunting meets all of the following criteria:
a. 
The hunting does not take place on public property;
b. 
The hunting is done with the permission of the owner of the private property on which the hunting takes place;
c. 
The hunting is not done within 100 yards of any building located on land owned by another without the owner's consent;
d. 
The arrow or bolt of the weapon is discharged towards the ground.
2. 
With a bow and arrow or crossbow for bow-fishing, as permitted by § 9.80.010 of this title.
3. 
Pursuant to a written permit issued by the Chief of Police to the owner or occupant of private property and subject to such safeguards as the Chief of Police may impose for the safety of the lives and property of other persons within the Village, if the Chief of Police finds such privileges necessary for the protection of life or property.
D. 
Other laws apply. To the extent hunting is permitted by this section, nothing in this section should be interpreted to conflict with or supersede any other law regulating hunting, including but not limited to licensing, tagging, seasons, manner of harvest, or species restrictions.
[Amended 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 028-2011]
A. 
Pursuant to § 943.13(1m)(c)4, Wis. Stats., no person shall enter or remain in any part of a building owned, occupied or controlled by the state or local governmental unit if the state or local governmental unit has notified the person not to enter or remain in the building while carrying a firearm or a specific type of firearm.
B. 
The Village Administrator shall cause signs to be erected at all entrances to all buildings owned, occupied or under the control of the Village of Grafton, providing notice that no person is to enter or remain in any such building while carrying a firearm. Such signs shall be five inches by seven inches or larger.
C. 
Nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to prohibit a peace officer or armed forces or military personnel armed in the line of duty or any person duly authorized by the Chief of Police to possess a firearm in any public building. Notwithstanding § 939.22(22), Wis. Stats., for purposes of this subsection, "peace officer" does not include a commission warden who is not a stat- certified commission warden.
D. 
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to authorize the carrying of any firearm or dangerous weapon contrary to § 941.23 or 941.235, Wis. Stats.
[Amended 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 028-2011]
Any person who shall violate any provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, forfeit not less than $150 nor more than $500, together with the costs of prosecution. In the event of a failure to pay such forfeiture, where no showing of indigency is made, the defendant may be imprisoned for no more than 90 days, as the court deems fit, or until such judgment is sooner paid.