Weapons Ordinance Passes Second Reading

Dayton officials are doing a bit of housekeeping with passage of an ordinance that would prohibit discharge of weapons inside city limits.

Mayor Bob Wood said this week that he, and other members of the council, thought such an ordinance was already on the books. The mayor said they only learned about the lack of the ordinance when someone killed a deer last year, in town.

The council gave second-reading approval to the ordinance at their meeting Monday night. Third and final reading is set for the meeting on Jan. 15. The mayor believes most Dayton residents support the ordinance. Only 10 residents attended the meeting to hear the second reading, and only six of those argued against its passage.

The ordinance prohibits firing any firearm, gun or other weapon, including the use of a bow and arrow, within the town limits, except upon a specified firing range or course.

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