[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Island 3-7-1966; published and posted 3-17-1966; effective 3-17-1966 (Ch. 16 of the 1963 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
All persons, firms, corporations, or associations are hereby prohibited, within the area of the Town of Grand Island, from using and discharging firearms unless expressly authorized in writing by the Town Board of the Town of Grand Island.
Note: In considering a request to use and discharge a firearm, the Board will abide by the following rules:
1. The individual requesting to use and discharge a firearm must have the written permission of the landowner(s) of the property on which he or she wishes to use and discharge the firearm.
2. Any use and discharge authorized by the Board may not take place within 500 feet of any building.
3. All state and federal laws and regulations must be obeyed.
4. The Town Clerk is designated as the permit-issuing agent for the Town Board.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
A law enforcement officer in the performance of his official duties.
The lawful use of a firearm in defense of person or property.
The authorized use of a pistol, rifle or target range regularly operated and maintained by any duly organized membership corporation and wholly on premises owned, rented or leased by said corporation, but not within 1,000 feet of any dwelling, and provided that said use will be conducted with due regard for the safety of the surrounding community.
Firearms commonly known as shotguns may be used within the Town of Grand Island provided such use is in compliance with all State and Federal laws and regulations and provided further that such use is conducted with due regard for the safety of the surrounding community.
Any person violating the terms of this chapter and found guilty thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction shall be guilty of an offense, and shall be subject to a fine of not more than $250 or imprisonment not exceeding 15 days, or both.