Ordinance # 119

AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO, PROVIDING FOR THE AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6-5-1 OF THE MUNICIPAL CODE OF THE VILLAGE, NOW CITY OF RIGGINS, BY INCLUDING WITHIN THE DEFINITION OF AIR GUNS AND FIREARMS DEVICES GENERALLY KNOWN AS "SPUD GUNS" AND MAKING THEIR USE WITHIN THE CITY UNLAWFUL; GENERALLY PROVIDING DEFINITIONS OF "SPUD GUNS"; RETAINING THE BALANCE OF SECTION 6-5-1; PROVIDING FURTHER REPEAL OF ORDINANCES OR PARTS OF ORDINANCES IN CONFLICT HEREWITH; PROVIDING FOR THE ORDINANCE BECOMING EFFECTIVE UPON ITS PASSAGE, APPROVAL AND PUBLICATION.

BE IT ORDAINED BY THE MAYOR AND THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE CITY OF RIGGINS, IDAHO COUNTY, IDAHO, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.    Section 6-5-1 of the Municipal Code of the Village, now City, of Riggins shall be amended to read as follows:

    DEFINITIONS:    Whenever the term "firearm" is used in this Chapter, the term shall mean any instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell, bullets, or any other harmful objects, or potentially harmful objects, by the action of gunpowder, or any other chemical reaction causing an explosion, which explosion occurs within the "firearm", or by the action of any compressed air with the the "firearm", or by the power of springs, including what are commonly known as air rifles and B-B guns.  There shall be specifically included within the definition of "firearms" the instrument generally and colloquially known as a "spud gun" used for the chemical propulsion of potatoes or similar substances.

Section 2.    All ordinances or parts of ordinances in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 3.    This ordinance shall be effective upon its passage, approval, and publication in the Idaho County Free Press.

This ordinance passed under a suspension of the rule requiring three readings on separate days at a regular meeting of the City Council held on the 13th day of September, 1993.