Charter Township of Oakland, MI
Oakland County
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Sec. 16-301 through Sec. 16-320. (Reserved)

Sec. 16-321 Intoxicated persons not to possess firearms.

[Ord. No. 87, § 7.01(1), 10-26-1999; amended 6-22-2010 by Ord. No. 87]
It shall be unlawful for any person under the influence of alcoholic liquor, controlled substance or exhilarating or stupefying substance to use in any manner or discharge any firearm within this Township.

Sec. 16-322 Pointing of firearms at other persons.

[Ord. No. 87, § 7.01(2), 10-26-1999]
It shall be unlawful for any person to intentionally, without malice, point or aim any firearm at or toward any other person, or to discharge any firearm while so aimed.

Sec. 16-323 Reckless handling of a firearm.

[Ord. No. 87, § 7.01(3), 10-26-1999; amended 6-22-2010 by Ord. No. 87]
It shall be unlawful for any person to recklessly or heedlessly or willfully or wantonly use, handle or discharge any firearm without due caution and circumspection for the rights, safety or property of others.

Sec. 16-324 Reckless endangerment.

[Ord. No. 87, § 7.01(4), 10-26-1999]
It shall be unlawful for any person to recklessly engage in conduct which places or may place another person in danger of death or serious bodily injury. Recklessness and danger shall be presumed where a person knowingly points a firearm at or in the direction of another, whether or not either person believes the firearm to be loaded.

Sec. 16-325 BB guns; possession by minor.

[Ord. No. 87, § 7.01(5), 10-26-1999]
It shall be unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to use or possess any gun designed and manufactured for propelling BB's not exceeding 0.177 caliber by means of spring, gas or air, outside the curtilage of his domicile unless he is accompanied by a parent or guardian who is over 18 years of age.

Sec. 16-326 Hunting or discharge of firearms.

[Ord. No. 20, 10-7-1978; Ord. No. 20-1, 10-10-1987]
(a) 
Hunting with or the discharge of a firearm is prohibited in the Township, except shotguns, flintlock or percussion cap muzzleloading rifles, 0.44 caliber or larger may be used during those seasons open to the taking of wild animals and wild birds. This rule shall not apply to the discharge of firearms at target ranges under permit as may be authorized by the local unit of government, and shall not apply to those areas described in sections 16-322, 16-323, and 16-324.
(b) 
Hunting for a wild animal or wild bird with a firearm or bow and arrow or the discharge of a firearm or bow and arrow is prohibited within the following described area in the Township: beginning at the intersection of the center lines of Romeo Road and Rochester Road, T4N, R11E; thence southerly and southwesterly on Rochester Road to the intersection with the center line of Predmore Road; thence westerly 1367.31 feet; thence North 0°59'40" east, 1324.73 feet; thence south 89°41'00" east 674.30 feet; thence north along west line of Section 2 to a point 450 feet lakeward of the shoreline of Cranberry Lake; thence easterly, northerly and westerly along a line 450 feet lakeward of the shoreline of Cranberry Lake to the west line of Log Cabin Club Subdivision as recorded in Liber 46 of Plats, Page 12, Oakland County Records; thence north 5°08'00" west along that subdivision line as extended to the center line of Romeo Road; thence easterly on the center line of Romeo Road to the point of beginning. However, target shooting is permitted in this area at ranges approved by the Township legislative body.
(c) 
Hunting with, or the discharge of a firearm is unlawful in that portion of the Township described as follows: beginning at a point where the Penn Central Railroad enters Oakland Township in Section 33, T4N, R11E; thence north on a line following the Penn Central Railroad tracks to the center of Section 20, T4N, R11E; thence west on the 1/4 line of Section 20 and Section 19, T4N, R11E, to the center of Section 19, T4N, R11E; thence north on the 1/4 line of Section 19 and Section 18, T4N, R11E, to Orion Road; thence Northwest on Orion Road to the west line of Oakland Township; thence north on the west line of Oakland Township to Stoney Creek Road; thence east on Stoney Creek Road to Adams Road; thence south on Adams Road to Orion Road; thence southeasterly on Orion Road to where the Detroit Edison powerline crosses Orion Road; thence east along the Detroit Edison powerline to Collins Road; thence south on Collins Road to Orion Road; thence south on Orion Road to Snell Road; thence east on Snell Road to Sheldon Road; thence south on Sheldon Road to the south line of Oakland Township; thence west on the south line of Oakland Township to the point of beginning.
(d) 
Hunting with, or the discharge of, a firearm is unlawful in that portion of the Township, described as follows: beginning at a point where Gunn Road intersects with Hadden Road; thence north on Hadden Road to Buell Road; thence east on Buell Road to Hixon Road; thence south on Hixon Road to Gunn Road; thence west on Gunn Road to the point of beginning. Hunting with or the discharge of firearms is unlawful within the following described portions of the Township:
(1) 
All of Section 4, T4N, R11E.
(2) 
That portion of Section 6, T4N, R11E, not located within the Bald Mountain State Recreation area.
(3) 
All of the SW 1/4 of Section 13, T4N, R11E.
(4) 
All of Section 18, T4N, R11E, except that land owned by the state department of environmental quality.
(5) 
That portion of Section 20, T4N, R11E, located on the south side of the Penn Central Railroad.
(6) 
All of the NE 1/4 of Section 23, T4N, R11E.
(7) 
All of the E 1/2 of the SE 1/4 of Section 23, T4N, R11E.
(8) 
All of the W 1/2 of the SW 1/4 of Section 24, T4N, R11E.
(9) 
All of the W 1/2 of the NE 1/4 of Section 24, T4N, R11E.
(10) 
That portion of Section 27, T4N, R11E, located north of Snell Road.
(11) 
All of Section 28.
(12) 
All of the SW 1/4 of Section 32, T4N, R11E.
(13) 
That portion of Section 33, T4N, R11E, lying west of the Penn Central Railroad.
(e) 
All words and phrases used in this section shall be construed and have the same meanings as those words and phrases defined in Part 4196 Public Act No. 451 of 1994 (MCL 324.1901 et seq.).

Sec. 16-327 through Sec. 16-350. (Reserved)