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Posted on: June 28, 2018

[ARCHIVED] No Shooting due to extreme fire danger

Chapter 9.16
FIREARMS

Sections:

9.16.010    Danger zones established—Shooting restrictions.

9.16.020    Safety zones established—Shooting restrictions.

9.16.030    Regulating the use of firearms.

9.16.040    Violation—Penalty.

9.16.010 Danger zones established—Shooting restrictions.

A. The area within one-half mile of any occupied dwelling house, residence or other building is established as a danger zone; all public and private campgrounds now or hereafter established, and the area within one-half mile therefrom are established as and determined to be a danger zone; and it is unlawful to discharge any firearm or deadly weapon within this danger zone, unless it be with the express consent of all the owners or persons in lawful possession of the above described structures or campgrounds within the danger zone.

B. Found by the Alpine County board of supervisors to be a congested area, all that area within one-half mile of either side of the Highway 4 corridor from the Alpine/ Calaveras County line east to the eastern end of Lake Alpine is established as a danger zone and it is unlawful to discharge any firearm or deadly weapon within this danger zone, unless it is with the express consent of all the owners or persons in lawful possession of private property located within this danger zone. (Ord. 561 § 1, 1993; Ord. 220 § 1, 1961: Ord. 197A § 2, 1960)

9.16.020 Safety zones established—Shooting restrictions.

The area within five hundred yards of any occupied dwelling house, residence or other building is established as a safety zone, and it is unlawful to shoot any firearm or deadly weapon into this safety zone unless it is with the express consent of the owners or persons in lawful possession of the above-described structures within the safety zone. (Ord. 197A § 3, 1960)

9.16.030 Regulating the use of firearms.

The fire chief or sheriff is allowed to ban the recreational discharge of any firearm in the county of Alpine during times of extreme fire danger. This section does not prohibit the discharge of firearms at the Alpine County sheriff’s office firearms training range, or other places within the county of Alpine where the potential for fire caused by the discharge of a firearm is minimal. (Ord. 718, 2016: Ord. 197A § 4, 1960)

9.16.040 Violation—Penalty.

Violation of any provision of this chapter is declared a misdemeanor, and every person convicted of a misdemeanor for a violation of a provision of this chapter shall be punished by a fine of not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the County Jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment. (Ord. 197A § 5, 1960)

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