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    City of la crosse municipal code 7.01 #2 B carrying dangerous weapons prohibited

    This needs to be changed to come into compliance with state law.
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    7.01 OFFENSES ENDANGERING PUBLIC SAFETY.

    (A) DISCHARGING FIREARMS, SLINGSHOTS, BOWS, ARROWS, AND AIR SPRING AND GAS CARTRIDGE GUNS PROHIBITED.

    (1) No person, shall fire or discharge any cannon, rifle, shotgun, pistol, bow, arrow, spear, spring, air gun or any firearms of any description within the City limits. Except as provided in (2) below, this subsection shall be deemed to prohibit hunting within the City.

    (2) EXCEPTIONS:

    (a) Hunting. A shotgun, muzzle loader, bow, arrow or crossbow or other like weapon or instrument may be discharged for hunting purposes within the areas described for hunting purposes within the areas described below. A map of said hunting areas shall be approved annually by the Board of Park Commissioners after consideration of input from the Mississippi Valley Conservancy and the Department of Natural Resources. The map shall be provided to the City Clerk for distribution upon request, said map shall be accordance with the following standards:

    (i) Property acquired with the Knowles-Stewardship grants within the boundaries of the areas defined in the agreement between the City of La Crosse and Mississippi Valley Conservancy called the Bluffland Preservation Program.

    (ii) Areas designated by the Park Board within the City limits that are part of an approved DNR animal management plan. These areas will be designated for a specific period of time for the purpose of controlling animal populations, such as the deer management plan.

    (iii) Projectiles from such weapons or instruments shall not:

    (a) Be discharged within three hundred (300) feet of a structure.
    (b) Cross over ground within three hundred (300) feet of a structure.
    (c) Come to rest within three hundred (300) feet of a structure.
    A “structure” means any manmade, above-ground object with form, shape and utility that is permanently attached to, placed upon or set into the ground, street bed or lake bed, including, but not limited to roofed and walled buildings, gas or liquid storage tanks, bridges or dams.

    (b) Law enforcement officers of the City, County, State and Federal Government may carry and discharge firearms or instruments as part of their official responsibilities.

    (c) Guns, bows, crossbows and other weapons or instruments as described herein may be discharged within the confines of a gun or bow club or target range that has been authorized and properly zoned by the City and is properly supervised by the owners or operators of such facility.

    (d) State hunting and firearm regulations shall apply where they are more restrictive that those provided herein.

    (e) The Chief of Police may grant written permission, which permission shall limit the time and fix the place of the use of any firearm, weapon or instrument. Said permissions shall be subject to be revoked at any time after it may have been granted.

    (3) PENALTY. Any person who violates, disobeys or refuses to comply with, or who resists the enforcement of any provisions of this ordinance shall upon conviction be fined not less than One Hundred ($100.00) nor more than One Thousand Dollars ($1,000.00) for each such offense, together with the costs prosecution. (#4527-11/12/09)


    (B) CARRYING DANGEROUS WEAPONS PROHIBITED.

    It is unlawful for any person, other than a policeman or other officer authorized to maintain the peace and to serve process, persons maintaining a license or permit from the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing, pursuant to sec. 440.26, Wis. Stats., and those persons maintaining a guard permit issued by the City Police Department upon compliance with certain minimum State proficiency standards provided for in Wisconsin Administrative Code, RL 3.41, to carry or wear any pistol, slingshot, knuckles, bowie or switchblade knife, dirk or other dangerous weapon, provided that such persons issued a guard permit by the City Police Department or any security personnel shall not remove any weapons used in their employment from the place of employment after hours of employment. In all cases of conviction hereunder, any and all dangerous weapons found on the person of the convicted shall be confiscated and become the property of the City and may be destroyed by order of the court. (Am. Ord. 2645 - 8/14/80)

    (D) BURNING OF TRASH, GRASS AND REFUSE RESTRICTED.

    (1) No person shall kindle or maintain a grass fire, bonfire, or rubbish fire or authorize any such fire to be kindled or maintained within the City without a permit from the City Fire Department or other proper authorization.

    (2) No person shall burn any refuse in streets or alleys. No garbage shall be burned. No cans, cartons or any other substance which would create offensive, obnoxious fumes and/or odors shall be burned. (Am. Ord. #3112 - 1/12/89)

    (3) Recreational fire (such as a campfire located at a residence for the purposes of recreation and personal enjoyment) shall comply with the following requirements:

    (a) Recreational fires shall be no closer than ten (10) feet from any structure or any other combustible material.

    (b) Fires shall be contained in a portable device that is placed upon a secured non-combustible surface, or constructed of a non-combustible material and placed on a non-combustible surface.

    (c) Only portable devices or non-combustible structures with lids and ember arresting screens shall be used and remain intact during use for any such recreational fire.

    (d) Fires shall not be started at a time or maintained when the wind speeds exceed fifteen (15) miles per hour and smoke from recreational fires shall not create a nuisance for neighboring property owners. No recreational fires shall be started when the wind will cause smoke, combustibles or other materials to be carried by the wind toward any building or other combustible or flammable materials

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    We WILL be discussing this at the T-Party rally on July 4, 2:00PM, Copeland Park.

    I WILL be there.

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    What time is the tea party rally.

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    Starts at 2:00PM on July 4th.

    I will be discussing this city and county ordinances as part of my presentation.

    We will have petitions there to be signed asking for removal of BOTH the city and county ordinances.

    Hope to see you there....

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    After talking with Captain Lawrence from the La Crosse PD several times, I wouldn't be too worried about the ordinance. It is a lengthy process to get it removed, and unless you have the time and resources to run for a position in office, best of luck! I suppose if you have the money to file suit against the city you could probably have it removed!

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