Town of Bar Harbor, ME
Hancock County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Bar Harbor 10-2-1990 as § 08.02 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 81-1 Use of firearms restricted.

No person, except a law enforcement officer in the performance of his duties, shall, without a permit from the Chief of Police, discharge any firearm within the limits of the Town as described in § 81-2 except:
A. 
At military exercises, funerals, reviews, or memorial events;
B. 
In proper defense of himself, his family and his property, as permitted by statute; or
C. 
For the destruction of a dangerous animal or an animal destroying property.

§ 81-2 Restricted area.

The limits to be restricted for the discharge of firearms shall be as follows:
A. 
Beginning at a point at low water mark due east of the intersection of Main Street and Schooner Head Road, thence following in a direct line to the intersection of Main Street and Schooner Head Road, thence following Main Street to the intersection of Main Street and Cromwell Harbor Road, thence following Cromwell Harbor Road to the intersection of Eagle Lake Road, thence following Eagle Lake Road to the intersection of Cleftstone Road, thence northerly following Cleftstone Road and the easterly boundary line of Acadia National Park to Duck Brook, thence following Duck Brook easterly to the high water mark of Frenchman's Bay.
B. 
In that part of the Town known as DeGregoire Park, within 1,000 feet of either side of the following roads: Asticou Avenue, Bay Road, Sherman Avenue and that part of the Sand Point Road between said Asticou Avenue and Sherman Avenue.

§ 81-3 Discharge of firearms near schools.

A. 
In addition to the above, no person, except a law enforcement officer in the performance of his duties, shall discharge or cause to be discharged any firearm within 1,000 feet of any building or buildings used for school purposes. For the purposes of this section, the term "school" shall include both public and private schools.
B. 
This section shall not apply to the discharge of firearms by any person in the exercise of his duties at military exercises, funerals, reviews or memorial events or to the discharge of firearms by any person in the lawful defense of himself, another person or property as permitted by statute.

§ 81-4 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Includes air rifles or air guns as well as firearms discharged by gunpowder.
LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER
Includes all officers so defined or described by the ordinances of the Town of Bar Harbor, statutes of the State of Maine, and provisions of the United States Code.