City of Fond du Lac, WI
Fond du Lac County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Fond du Lac as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Licenses and permits — See Ch. 433.
Nuisances — See Ch. 476.
Peace and good order — See Ch. 500.
[Adopted 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 9.09 and 9.30 of the 1993 Code]
A. 
No person shall fire or discharge any cannon, rifle, revolver, air rifle, pellet gun or other firearm within the City, except as provided in this section.
B. 
This section shall not apply to:
(1) 
Any police officer acting in the course of his duties.
(2) 
Any licensed rifle range.
(3) 
Any person who first applies to and receives from the Chief of Police a written permit allowing or permitting the person to fire such firearm. Application for a permit and the issuance of the same shall be as generally provided by § 433-2 of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Original § 9.09(2), Concealed weapons, which immediately followed this section and was amended 10-26-2011 by Ord. No. 3474, was repealed 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544.
[Amended 4-24-2014 by Ord. No. 3544; 5-14-2014 by Ord. No. 3545]
A. 
No person shall use any slingshot of any kind or any air gun, spring gun or other device for the purpose of throwing stones, lead, wood or any other substance within the limits of the City.
B. 
Bows and arrows and crossbows.
(1) 
No person shall use any bow and arrow within 100 yards from any building located on another person's land. This restriction does not apply if the person who owns the land on which the building is located allows the hunter to hunt within the specified distance of the building.
(2) 
Any person who hunts with a bow or crossbow shall discharge the arrow or bolt from the respective weapon toward the ground.
Except as otherwise specifically provided, any person who shall violate any provision of this article shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.
[Adopted 6-23-1993 by Ord. No. 2679 as §§ 12.16 and 12.35 of the 1993 Code]
No person shall conduct or operate any shooting gallery in the City without first obtaining a license authorizing the same.
Such license shall not be granted by the City Clerk if it appears that, if granted, the operation of the business will constitute a public nuisance or will endanger the safety of the public or of any persons within the City or that the manner of conducting such business shall be to commit a fraud upon the public. If granted, the licensee shall not be required to obtain any further permit for firing firearms in the City, and the license, if so granted, shall entitle the licensee and any persons entering the premises as customers to discharge firearms upon the licensed premises.
In addition to the suspension or revocation of any license issued under this article, and except where otherwise specifically provided, any person found to be in violation of any provisions of this article or any order, rule or regulation made hereunder shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of this Code.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Former Art. III, Urban Archery Deer Hunting, adopted 9-8-2010 by Ord. No. 3435 (§ 4.08 of the 1993 Code), as amended, was repealed 5-14-2014 by Ord. No. 3545.