Chapter 9.16
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9.16.010: DEFINITIONS:
9.16.020: FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS:
9.16.030: DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS:
9.16.040: HIGH POWERED RIFLE:
9.16.050: UNLAWFUL USE OF SPOTLIGHT:
9.16.060: EXCEPTIONS:
9.16.070: PENALTIES:

9.16.010: DEFINITIONS: linklink


As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the following meanings:

FIREARM: Any weapon, the discharge of which in the ordinary manner contemplated by its design and construction will, or is likely to, cause injury, death or great bodily harm.

PEACE OFFICER: Any person who lawfully carries a gun, pistol or other weapon in the course of his official duties. (Ord. 242, 2007)
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9.16.020: FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS: linklink

The board of county commissioners finds and declares:


A. Recreation in Pershing County has traditionally included the use of firearms by the citizens of the county for use in recreational activity.


B. That the use of firearms in open areas around housing units constitutes a danger to the inhabitants of those housing units. To aid in the control of this danger, the board of county commissioners declares that it is necessary to regulate the use of firearms for the protection of the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Pershing County. (Ord. 242, 2007)

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9.16.030: DISCHARGE OF FIREARMS: linklink


A. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, rifle, shotgun or other firearm from or across any county road or highway.


B. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol, rifle or other firearm with the exception of shotguns or air rifles within one thousand five hundred feet (1,500') of any dwelling occupied by any other person or persons within Pershing County without the permission of the occupant.


C. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any shotgun or air rifle within five hundred feet (500') of any dwelling occupied by any other person or persons within Pershing County without the permission of the occupant.


D. This section shall not apply to peace officers, nor to persons shooting in any regularly established and authorized rifle range, gun club or shooting gallery, nor to any person lawfully discharging a firearm in protection of life or property or livestock. (Ord. 242, 2007)

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9.16.040: HIGH POWERED RIFLE: linklink


A. It is unlawful for any person to shoot or discharge a high powered rifle in the cultivated area of the Lovelock Valley and also within the area of the Lovelock Valley designated by the boundaries of the county water conservation district.


B. The term "high powered rifle" as used herein is defined as any rifle, the use of which is made legal by the laws of the state or any regulation of the Nevada state fish and game commission for the hunting of deer. (Ord. 242, 2007: Ord. 36 §§1, 2, 1965)

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9.16.050: UNLAWFUL USE OF SPOTLIGHT: linklink

It is unlawful for any person to cast a spotlight from or within three hundred feet (300') of any motor vehicle in the unincorporated areas of the county while having a loaded firearm in the immediate physical and/or constructive possession of the driver and/or any occupant of or person on, about, or near or within three hundred feet (300') of the vehicle, between the dates of September 1 and December 1, inclusive, of each year. A "loaded firearm" means that the gun has live round/bullet in the chamber. (Ord. 242, 2007: Ord. 236, 2007: Ord. 64 §1, 1979)
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9.16.060: EXCEPTIONS: linklink

Exceptions to section 9.16.040 of this chapter are as follows:


A. Any law enforcement officer or search and rescue member in the necessary performance of his duties;


B. The discharge of a firearm in a shooting gallery or any designated pistol or rifle range; or


C. Any landowner or occupant, or employees of either, while upon land which he owns, rents, or leases. (Ord. 242, 2007: Ord. 64 §2, 1979)

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9.16.070: PENALTIES: linklink

Any person, partnership, firm, association or corporation found guilty of violating the provisions of this chapter shall be guilty of a misdemeanor for each and every act which constitutes a violation of this chapter. (Ord. 242, 2007: Ord. 64 §3, 1979)
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