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Sec. 54-5. Firearms in public buildings.

(a)It is unlawful to possess a firearm on the grounds of or within the following buildings owned or leased by the City of Pittsburg, Kansas:

(1)201 West Fourth Street, known as City Hall;

(2)3510 Airport Drive, known as the Atkinson Municipal Airport terminal building;

(3)708 West Ninth Street, known as the Aquatic Center;

(4)1316 West Atkinson Avenue, known as the animal shelter;

(5)611 North Pine Street, known as the public safety center;

(6)308 North Walnut, known as the public library;

(7)710 West Ninth Street, known as Lincoln Center;

(8)603 North Pine Street, known as housing and community development;

(9)503 North Pine Street, known as Memorial Auditorium;

(10)725 East Sixth Street, known as Schlanger Park Community Center;

(11)1920 South Olive, known as the wastewater treatment facility;

(12)602 South Free King Highway, known as the water treatment plant;

(13)1301 North Walnut Street, known as the public works maintenance building;

(14)910 Memorial Drive, known as the Four Oaks Golf Course Center; and

(15)Any other City-owned or -leased building if said building is conspicuously marked with signs stating that firearms are prohibited in such building.

(b)This Section shall not apply to:

(1)Duly authorized law enforcement officers, fire personnel authorized to carry a firearm pursuant to K.S.A. 31-157 and amendments thereto, or military personnel when engaged in their duties to the extent permitted by federal or state law.

(2)Public officers or public employees trained and duly licensed in firearm safety while on the grounds of or within the Atkinson Municipal Airport terminal building for the purpose of performing periodic deer harvests.

(3)Attorneys when the firearm is possessed solely for the purpose of attempting to submit the firearm into evidence or examining the firearm in the course of a pending court proceeding.

(c)For purposes of this Section, a firearm is any weapon designed or having the capacity to propel a projectile by force of an explosion or combustion that is calculated to or reasonably likely to produce death or serious bodily injury.

(d)Any person who enters the grounds of or a building listed herein with a firearm in violation of this Section shall be required to forfeit the firearm, either temporarily or permanently, and may be required to leave the premises regardless of the public nature of the grounds or building.

(e)Violation of this Section is a Class A violation.

(Ord. No. G-984, § 1, 2-28-2006)

Secs. 54-6--54-40. Reserved.


Sec. 54-44. Amendments to Section 10.5, unlawful discharge of firearms.

Unlawful discharge of firearms is the discharging or firing of any gun, rifle, pistol, revolver, or other firearm within the City. This Section shall not be construed to apply:

(a)To the discharge of firearms by any duly authorized law enforcement officer when necessary in the discharge of his or her official duties;

(b)To the discharge of firearms in any licensed shooting gallery;

(c)To firing squads for ceremonials;

(d)To a legitimate gunsmith in pursuit of his or her trade; nor

(e)To the discharge of firearms by public officers or public employees trained and duly licensed in firearm safety when discharged while performing periodic deer harvests within the boundaries of Atkinson Municipal Airport to protect the public health, safety or welfare.

It shall be a defense that the defendant was acting within the scope of K.S.A. 21-3211, K.S.A. 21-3212, K.S.A. 21-3213, K.S.A. 21-3215 or K.S.A. 21-3216.

Unlawful discharge of firearms is a Class B violation.

(Ord. No. G-978, § 2, 8-23-2005; Ord. No. G-996, § 2, 10-10-2006)

Secs. 54-45--54-70. Reserved.


Sec. 14-91. Firearms.

No person, except authorized peace officers or armored cars; post office, customs, express and air carrier employees; members of the armed forces of the United States authorized thereby; or authorized airport employees, shall carry any firearms or explosives in the airport.

(Code 1975, § 2-121)


Sec. 54-43. Amendment to Section 10.6, airgun, air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot or BB gun.

(a)The unlawful operation of an airgun, air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot or BB gun, is the shooting, discharging or operating of any airgun, air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot or BB gun, within the City, except within the confines of a building or other structure from which the projectiles cannot escape or within the confines of ones own premises from which the projectiles cannot escape.

(b)Unlawful operation of an airgun, air rifle, bow and arrow, slingshot or BB gun is a Class B violation.

(Code 1975, § 15-103)