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Ord #20

ORDINANCE NO.20
AN ORDINANCE PROHIBITING THE FIRING OR.DISCHARGE OF FIRE
ARMS OR PISTOLS IN THE CORPORATE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF
JOHNSON, WASHINGTON COUNTY, ARKANSAS, AND FOR.OTHER PURPOSES,
AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
WHEREAS, it has been found by the Town Council that the discharge of
firearms within the Corporate Limits of the Town of Johnson, Arkansas, by
the residents. and non-.residents of the Town of Johnson, Arkaasas, in an
indiscriminate and careless manner is an increasing nuisance, creating loud
and unreasonable noise;
AND, WHEREAS, the Town Council has found that the firing and discharge
of firearms and pistols within the Corporate Limits in an indiscriminate manner
constitutes a hazard to lives and property of citizens and should be prohibited;
NOW, 'THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED BY THE TOWN COUNCIL of the Town of Johnson,

Arkansas,
Section 1: ,No person; firm or corporation shall fire or discharge
a firearm or pistol using either powder, gas, air or chemical as a
propellant within the Corporate Limits of the·Town of Johnson,
Washington County, Arkansas, except for the protection of life or

property.
Section 2: Any person, firm or corporation violating the provisions
of this Ordinance .shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be fined
in a sum not less than $25.00 and not more than $100.00, and each
violation shall be and constitute a separate offense.
Section 3:  This Ordinance being necessary for the peace, health
and welfare of the inhabitants of the Town of Johnson, an emergency
is hereby declared to exist, and this Ordinance shall take effect
from and after its approval, passage and publication.