Code of Ordinances and Zoning Ordinance
It is our goal that the Code of Ordinances and the Zoning Ordinance will be available online in the near future. However, at this point, if you would like a copy of either ordinance, please visit Town Hall and we will be happy to provide you with one. Information on the most recent ordinance changes are available below.
Firearms & Weapons
CHAPTER 130: OFFENSES AGAINST MUNICIPAL REGULATIONS
§130.01 DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS AND OTHER WEAPONS PROHIBITED.
(A) No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, or other firearm within the town or on town-owned property nor shall any person discharge any air rifle, pellet gun, fireworks, blowgun, bow, arrow, dart thrower, sling, paint gun or toy gun which propels any kind of projectile upon being discharged, nor shall any person throw any object known as a shiruken, shoaken, or throwing star. This section shall not apply to any law enforcement officer in the discharge of his duty or to any person exercising a legal right to defend his person or property. This section shall not apply to weapons and toy weapons discharged in an indoor or outdoor range which is specifically constructed for the use of such and licensed and permitted for the use of such.
(B) Any person who shall knowingly and willfully permit his or her minor child under 18 years of age to discharge, fire, shoot, or operate, within the corporate limits any such air rifle, BB gun, pellet gun, bow, arrow, paint gun or any other previously mentioned weapon, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
(’79 Code, § 8-1-2) (Ord. passed 3-12-73) (Ord. amended 1-19-04) Penalty, see § 10.99
Authority to regulate and restrict firearms and pellet guns, G.S. §§ 160A- 189 and 190