Discharge of Firearms Ordinance of 2018
|Short Title||Discharge of Firearms Ordinance|
|Long Title||Los Santos Safe Discharge of Firearms Ordinance of 2018|
|Enacted By||Los Santos County Government|
|Introduced||October 1st, 2018|
|Passed||October 13th 2018|
Chapter I - Foreword
§ 101 - Definitions
(a) For the purposes of this ordinance and all references to this ordinance, "law enforcement officer” shall refer to any person recognized by the State of San Andreas of the United States as such.
(b) For the purposes of this ordinance and all references to this ordinance, "city limits” shall be defined by all areas within the red boundaries, shown on the zoning map marked "Reference 1".
(c) For the purposes of this ordinance, and all references to this ordinance, “missile" and "projectile," shall refer to any object capable of achieving velocities over 99 feet per second, or are designed to pierce, wound, maim, damage, destroy or cause fatal injury to its target.
(d) For the purpose of this ordinance, and all references to this ordinance, "Negligence" shall refer to the failure to exercise the standard of care that a reasonably prudent person would have exercised in a similar situation.
(e) For the purpose of this ordinance, and all references to this ordinance, "Recklessness" shall refer to the creation of a substantial and unjustifiable risk of harm to others and by a conscious disregard or indifference to that risk.
Chapter II - Purpose
§ 201. Ordinance Purpose
The purpose of this Ordinance is to:
(a) establish clear guidelines and restrictions for the safe use of firearms and projectile weapons;
(b) minimize the possibility of negligent handling of weapons resulting in injury, damages or death;
(c) provide the Consilium Populusque Los Santos, Los Santos County Government, with legislation to support the enforcement of safe firearms usage;
(d) encourage firearms owners to seek safe ranges or locations for the discharging of weapons; and
(e) to minimize disturbances caused by firearms and weapons.
Chapter III - General Provisions
§ 301. List of Provisions
(a) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit any federal, state or city law enforcement officer from discharging a firearm while in the lawful performance of such officer's duties including for training purposes.
(b) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit any citizen from discharging a firearm while in the lawful performance of an act of self-defense (San Andreas Stand Your Ground Act), or in training for a weapon permit pursuant to the San Andreas Licensing Tier Act or training pursuant to the Government Transparency, Accountability, and Oversight Ordinance.
(c) Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit any citizen from discharging a firearm on public roads or properties expressly approved for hunting by the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission or the delegate thereof within the Los Santos County Government nor shall it apply to accidental discharges.
(d) No person or members of a corporation, firm or organization shall discharge any firearm within the city limits, except upon the following conditions:
- (1) A firearm may only be discharged within the City of Los Santos provided that it is in an enclosed structure, commonly referred to as a "firing range" after receiving the appropriate zoning designation and permit from the County Government of Los Santos.
- (2) A firearm may not be discharged in the County of Los Santos if it is done in or over any public place or on the right-of-way of any paved public road, highway, or street nor shall it be discharged over any occupied premises.
- (3) A firearm may not be discharged recklessly or negligently outdoors on any property used primarily as the site of a dwelling.
- (4) A firearm may not be discharged recreation-ally outdoors, including target shooting, in an area that the person knows or reasonably should know is primarily residential in nature and that has a residential density of one or more dwelling per acre.
Chapter IV - Penalties
§ 401. Penalties
(a) Any person found guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of this ordinance shall, be subject to a fine of $5,000.00 USD for the initial violation, and increasing by $5,000.00 USD for each subsequent violation.