Kansas Statutes Annotated
Updated Through the 2013 Legislative Session

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Statute Number:21-6308a
Chapter Title:CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS
Article Title:CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC SAFETY
Tax Type:All
Brief Description:Unlawful discharge of a firearm in a city.
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21-6308a. Unlawful discharge of a firearm in a city. (a) Unlawful discharge of a firearm is the reckless discharge of a firearm within or into the corporate limits of any city.
(b) This section shall not apply to the discharge of any firearm within or into the corporate limits of any city if:
(1) The firearm is discharged in the lawful defense of one's person, another person or one's property;
(2) the firearm is discharged at a private or public shooting range;
(3) the firearm is discharged to lawfully take wildlife unless prohibited by the department of wildlife, parks and tourism or the governing body of the city;
(4) the firearm is discharged by authorized law enforcement officers, animal control officers or a person who has a wildlife control permit issued by the Kansas department of wildlife, parks and tourism;
(5) the firearm is discharged by special permit of the chief of police or by the sheriff when the city has no police department;
(6) the firearm is discharged using blanks; or
(7) the firearm is discharged in lawful self-defense or defense of another person against an animal attack.
(c) A violation of subsection (a) shall be a class B nonperson misdemeanor.
History: L. 2013, ch. 105, 1; July 1.



Date Composed: 01/15/2014 Date Modified: 01/15/2014

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