ARTICLE IV


FIREARMS


        SEC.

15-207.00 Discharge Of Firearms Near Single/Multifamily Zoned Subdivision Developments


    a.     Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within a one-thousand-foot perimeter zone of any single family residentially zoned subdivision or multifamily residentially zoned development measured as is hereinafter provided.

    b.          Definitions:

        a.          Firearms: Any handgun or rifle of any caliber, shotgun, machine gun or any other gun by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.

        b.          Single-family Residentially Zoned Subdivisions: Those portions or parcels of ground located in the unincorporated area of the Parish bearing the following zoning designations as identified on the Official Zoning Map of the Parish as follows:
        
             A-1        Suburban
             A-2        Suburban
             A-3        Suburban
             A-4        Single-Family Residential
             A-1-A        Residential Zoning District
             A-2-A        Residential Zoning District
             A-3-A        Residential Zoning District
             A-4-A        Residential Zoning District
             A-5        Two-Family Residential District
             A-6        Three and Four-Family Residential District
             A-7        General Multiple-Family Residential District
             A-8        Planned Multiple-Family Residential District
             B-2        Planned Residential Districts
             SA        Suburban Agricultural
             SI            Suburban

        (3)     Perimeter Area: That area surrounding the subdivisions as shall be measured in a straight line from each of the subdivision's four (4) boundaries (i.e. front, rear and two (2) side lines) as shown on the subdivision plot thereof filed with the Parish and thence outward one thousand (1,000) feet.


    (c) Exemption: This Section exempts any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    (d) Violation; penalty: Any violation of this section shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.0 of this Code of Ordinances. (Ord. No. 80-47, and 83-715 repealed and amended by Ord. No. 85-360, adopted 03/21/85)

SEC.

15-208.00 Discharge Of Firearms, South Of Highway 22; West Of W. Causeway Approach


    (a) Prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge and/or hunt in the area south of La. Hwy. 22, and west of West Causeway Approach, to the western boundary of Bigner Road, south to the border of Lake Pontchartrain, Ward 4, St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana.

    (b) Definition. "Firearms" shall mean any handgun or rifle of any caliber , shotgun, machine gun or any other gun by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.

    (c) Enforcement. This Section shall be enforced by the Sheriff.

    (d) Exemption: This section exempts any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    (e) Violation; penalty: Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.0 of this Code of Ordinances. (Ord. No. 85-527, adopted 11/21/85)

SEC

15-209.00 Discharge Of Firearms Near Highland Park Hospital and Bootlegger Road


    (a) It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within two hundred (200) yards of any dwelling or occupied structure within the area bounded on the north by Highway 190, on the south by Interstate 12, on the west by Highway 1077 and on the east by Highway 21, hereinafter referred to as "defined area".

    (b) It shall be unlawful for any person within the remaining portions of the defined area to hunt other than still hunting only.

    (c) It shall be unlawful for any person within the defined area to have a vehicle other than on established roads without prior consent of the property owner whose property will be traversed thereby.

    (d) It shall be unlawful to hunt with dogs in the defined area.

    (e) For the purposes hereof, "firearm" is defined as any handgun or rifle of any caliber , shotgun, machine gun or any other gun by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.


    (f) Exempted from the provisions hereof is any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    (g) Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.0 of this Code of Ordinances. (Ord. No. 83-609, adopted 07/21/83)

SEC. 15-209.01 Reserved

SEC.

15-209.02 Discharge Of Firearms Within Drainage District No. 2


    (a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within the boundaries of Drainage District No. 2 as defined in Section 7-061.00 of the Code of Ordinances.

EDITORIAL NOTE: The above reference notation to Section 7-061.00 is no longer valid for the boundaries of Drainage District No. 2 were changed in 1989. The property description below is that published in Ord. No. 84-137 as adopted 06/21/84.

    (b)    (1) Drainage District No. 2: Commencing at the intersection of the shoreline of Lake Pontchartrain with the center line of the right-of-way of the New Orleans and Northeastern Railroad, thence in a northeasterly direction along said center line 12,450 feet more or less to a point 1040.7 feet northeast of mile- post No. 170; thence south 80 degrees 18 minutes east 772.5 feet; thence south 76 degrees 54 minutes east 2456 feet; thence south 11 degrees 37 minutes east 415.9 feet; thence south 78 degrees 03 minutes 15 seconds east 582.8 feet; thence north 87 degrees 54 minutes 45 seconds east 3190.1 feet; thence south 60 degrees 34 minutes east 1286.9 feet; thence south 47 degrees 20 minutes east 3975.8 feet; thence north 71 degrees 33 minutes east 4116.7 feet to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter of section 26 in Township 9 south, Range 14 east; thence south 85 degrees 45 minutes east 1050 feet more or less to the center line of the New Orleans-Mississippi Highway; thence along said center line in a southerly direction 16675 feet more or less to its intersection with the north bank of Salt Bayou; thence westerly along said Bayou to Lake Pontchartrain; thence along the shore of Lake Pontchartrain to place of beginning, containing 6130 acres, more or less.

        (2) Firearm: Any handgun or rifle of any caliber, shotgun, machine guns or any other guns by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.

    (c) Enforcement. This Section shall be enforced by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

    (d) Exemption: This section exempts any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    (e) Violation: Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.0 of this Code of Ordinances. (Ord. No. 84-137, adopted 06/21/84)



SEC.

15-209.03 Discharge Of Firearms In Brookter Cemetery


    (a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm within a 400- foot area of Brookter Cemetery located at the end of McManus Road (8-W-015), Ward 8, District 14.

    (b)     Definitions:

        (1) Firearm: Any handgun or rifle of any caliber, shotguns, machine guns or any other guns by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.

        (2) Description: A 400-foot area of Brookter Cemetery located at the end of McManus road (8-W-015), Ward 8, District 14.

    (c) Enforcement: This Section shall be enforced by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

    (d) Exemption: This section exempts any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    (e) Violation: Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.0 of this Code of Ordinances. (Ord. No. 87-884, adopted 11/19/87)

SEC.

15-209.04 Discharge Of Firearms In Helenbirg Subdivision


    (a)     Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to hunt and/or discharge a firearm within the area of Helenbirg Subdivision described as the "defined area" as follows:

    Commencing at the intersection of Interstate 12 and Louisiana Highway 59, also the Point of Beginning; thence go west along Interstate 12 to U. S. Highway 190; thence go north along U. S. Highway 190 to its intersection with a westward extension of Helenbirg Road; thence go east and northeast along Helenbirg Road to its intersection with 6th Avenue; thence go southeast along 6th Avenue to its intersection with Soell Avenue; thence go northeast and east along Soell Avenue to its intersection with Louisiana Highway 59; thence go south along Louisiana Highway 59 to its intersection with Interstate 12 and the Point of Beginning. Described in accordance with a map on file with the Secretary of the Police Jury.

    (b)     Definitions:

        (1)    Firearm: Any handgun or rifle of any caliber , shotguns, machine guns or any other guns by which a bullet or projectile is launched by means of igniting gunpowder.

        (2)    Defined Area: As described in subsection (a) herein or on the map on file in the Administrative Offices of the St. Tammany Police Jury as attached to Ord. No. 88-1020.



    (c)     Exemptions: Exempted from the provisions hereof is any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen discharging a firearm for the purpose of lawfully defending his life or property.

    (d)     Violation: Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as is contained in Section 1-008.00 of the Code of Ordinances of St. Tammany Parish Louisiana. (Ord. No. 88-1020, adopted 12/15/88)

SEC.

15-209.05 Discharge Of Firearms in Police Jury District No. 9


    a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a gun, rifle, or any other weapon which launches any projectile by means of compressed air or gas, within a 400 foot perimeter zone of any single or multi-family residential development within Police Jury District No. 9.

    b) Definition: Firearm: Gun/weapon, any handgun, pistol, revolver, rifle, musket, or other mechanism which launches a pellet, B-B, or other type of projectile by means of compressed air or gas.

    c) Perimeter: That area surrounding any single or multi-family residence measured in a straight line from the front, rear and two side lines of the residence outward for a distance of 400 feet.

    d) Exemption: Exempt herefrom are the following:

    1)    Any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a weapon for the purpose of defending his life or property.

    2)    The registered owner or lessee in possession of or discharging any weapon described in subsection (a) above on his/her own parcel of property, provided it is not within 200 feet of another residence.

    e) Violation; penalty: Any violation of this Section of shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable in accordance with Section 1-008.00 of this Code of Ordinances.
(Ord. No. 92-1584, adopted 04/23/92)

SEC.

15-209.06 Discharge Of Firearms At Or Near Northshore Beach


EDITORIAL NOTE: New Section 15-209.06 added under the authority of Ordinance No. 91-1533, adopted 11/21/91.

    a) Prohibited: It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge a firearm at or within a one-thousand-foot (1000') perimeter of Northshore Beach, the description of which is as follows:

    A public beach area within North Shore Beach Subdivision, situated in the west half of Section 31, Township 9 South, Range 14 East, and having a frontage of 1015 feet, more or less, on Lake Pontchartrain and containing 8 acres of land, more or less.

    b) Definitions: Firearms: Any handgun, rifle of any caliber, shotgun, air rifle, B-B gun, automatic or semi-automatic weapon, or any other gun by which a bullet or projectile of any nature is launched.



    c) Enforcement: Enforcement of this Section shall be by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office.

    d) Exemption: Exempt herefrom are any law enforcement agency on a bona fide mission or any law enforcement officer engaged in the pursuit of his official duties.

    e) Violation; penalty: Any violation hereof shall constitute a misdemeanor punishable as contained in Section 1-008.00 of this Code of Ordinances.
(Ord. No. 91-1533, adopted 11/21/91)

SEC.

15-209.07 Discharge of firearms/hunting prohibited; Fontainbleau State Park


    a) Prohibited: It shall be prohibited for any person to discharge firearms and/or hunt with firearms or bow and arrow in the area of Fontainebleau State Park - from Cane Bayou on the east to Bayou Castine, and on the west, and south of U.S. Highway 190 to the shores of Lake Pontchartrain.

    b) Enforcement: Enforcement hereof shall be the duty of officers and agents of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Department and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries.

    c) Exemption: Exempt herefrom are law enforcement officers engaged in the pursuit of duties, or any citizen lawfully discharging a firearm for the purpose of defending his or her life or property.
(Ord. No. 98-2804, adopted 2/18/98)