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9.04 Interference with Public Officers
9.08 Skier Responsibility Code
9.12 Ski Lift Ticket Regulations
9.16 Public Nudity
9.20 Solicitation for Prostitution and Prostitution Offenses
9.24 Offenses against Public Peace
9.26 Glass or Metal Containers Illegal on New Years
9.28 Open Container of Alcoholic Beverage Unlawful in Stateline
9.30 Glass or Metal Containers Illegal during Carson Valley Days Weekend
9.36 Offenses against Property
9.38 Destruction of Public Property
9.42 Trespass on Land by Motor Vehicles
9.44 Illegal Camping
9.46 Graffiti as a Public Nuisance
9.50 Illegal Dumping of Personal Property at Thrift Store
9.64 Curfew
9.65 Tattooing of Minors Prohibited
9.66 Minors Consuming, Possessing, or Being under the Influence of Alcoholic Beverages
9.68 Weapons
9.70 Felon Registration
9.72 Property in Custody of Sheriff
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County Codes
Title 9 Criminal Code
9.68 Weapons
9.68.010 Definitions
9.68.020 Findings and declarations
9.68.030 Discharge of firearms
9.68.040 Penalties

9.68.010 Definitions
    A.  "Firearm", as used in this chapter, means 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. 
    B.  "Peace officer", as used in this chapter, means any person who lawfully carries a gun, pistol or other weapon in the course of his official duties. (Ord. 384 §1, 1981)
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9.68.020 Findings and declarations
 The board of county commissioners finds and declares: 
    A.  That due to the general population increase in Douglas County, housing units are being constructed in rural areas where areas of open space are being maintained in their natural undeveloped state for recreational purposes. 
    B.  Recreation in Douglas County has traditionally included the use of firearms by the citizens of the county for use in recreational activity. 
    C.  The board of county commissioners finds and declares 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 Douglas County. (Ord. 384 §1, 1981)
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9.68.030 Discharge of firearms
    A.  It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearm, gun, pistol, rifle, shotgun or other firearm 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 of any dwelling occupied by any other person or persons within Douglas 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 of any dwelling occupied by any other person or persons within Douglas County without the permission of the occupant. 
    D.  This section shall not apply to peace officers, or 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. (Ord. 384 §1, 1981)
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9.68.040 Penalties
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. 645, 1994; Ord. 284 §1, 1981)
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