[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Millsboro 7-6-1998; amended in its entirety 11-1-2010. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge firearms, fireworks, air guns, slingshots, bows and/or crossbows within the corporate limits of the Town of Millsboro; provided, however, that the provisions of this chapter shall not prohibit the use of firearms by any person in the lawful defense of his personal property, nor a police officer in the discharge of his duties. The provisions of this chapter shall also not prohibit any person or organization from receiving permission from the Chief of Police of the Town of Millsboro to conduct archery activities at an archery range approved by the Chief of Police. The archery activity and the archery range must be approved by the Chief in writing, in advance of the activity or event in question. The provisions of this chapter shall also not prohibit any person or organization from receiving permission from the Town Council of the Town of Millsboro to conduct a public fireworks display. The public fireworks display must be approved by the Town Council at least 45 days in advance of the date scheduled for the public fireworks display. The application process for a public fireworks display, as well as the rules and regulations applicable thereto, shall be as established by the Town Council, in its sole discretion, from time to time.
Any person violating any of the provisions of § 105-1 hereof shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined not less than $50 nor more than $250, or imprisoned for a term not more than 30 days, or both, and shall pay the costs of prosecution, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees. In the event of repeat offenses, the presiding judge shall have the discretion to impose a fine greater than $250 as the judge deems necessary and appropriate under the circumstances.