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Can I shoot a .22 LR in my back yard?

Thread in 'Law & Order' started by elloco07, Apr 18, 2019.

  1. JeffroJ

    JeffroJ ODT Junkie!

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    I thought a spouse called 911 and that's what sent out swat?

    From my thorough reading of the state laws, the only law that pertains to shooting on your own property is that you must be 50 yards from public highway/street. I have never seen anything that pertained to city limits.

    County codes obviously differ, but for me in Cobb county the only ordinance I can find is that you can't shoot over another's property without permission. But there is a noise ordinance that they can get you for.

    Suppressed subsonic 22lr out of a bolt gun is a wonderful thing.
     
  2. twinglock40z

    twinglock40z Don’t tell my wife I’m on here. Supporter

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    I have researched this stuff over and over and over. I was LEO and continually did my best to stay up to date on laws and ordinances, not only where I worked ,but also neighboring areas as well. I was saying in some of my earlier post most counties don’t have ordinances completely prohibiting it. However most cities do have ordinances on it(very few do not). Hell a lot of cities are now including bb and pellet guns along with it. For an example here’s Marietta’s ordinance.

    10-4-040 - Firearms and BB guns; discharge prohibited.

    No person shall fire a gun, pistol or other firearms, or fire or discharge any air gun, commonly known as a BB gun in the city. Such prohibition shall not apply to firearm discharges totally confined, including sound emissions, in indoor ranges located in industrial or commercial land uses nor shall it apply to persons acting in self-defense or public officers acting in their official capacities.
     
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    Thanks everyone. I will do my research for Holly Springs and see what I can find.
     
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    2014 Georgia Code
    Title 16 - CRIMES AND OFFENSES
    Chapter 11 - OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC ORDER AND SAFETY
    Article 4 - DANGEROUS INSTRUMENTALITIES AND PRACTICES
    Part 1 - GENERAL PROVISIONS
    § 16-11-103 - Discharge of gun or pistol near public highway; penalty

    Universal Citation: GA Code § 16-11-103 (2014)
    (a) As used in this Code section, the term:

    (1) "Firearm" means any handgun, rifle, or shotgun.

    (2) "Public highway" means every public street, road, and highway in this state.

    (3) "Sport shooting range" means an area designated and operated by a person or entity for the sport shooting of firearms, target practice, trapshooting, skeet shooting, or shooting sporting clays and not available for such use by the general public without payment of a fee, membership contribution, or dues or without the invitation of an authorized person, or any area so designated and operated by a unit of government, regardless of the terms of admission thereto.

    (4) "Unit of government" means any of the departments, agencies, authorities, or political subdivisions of the state, cities, municipal corporations, townships, or villages and any of their respective departments, agencies, or authorities.

    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this Code section, it shall be unlawful for any person, without legal justification, to discharge a firearm on or within 50 yards of a public highway.

    (c) This Code section shall not apply to a discharge of a firearm which occurs within 50 yards of a public highway if such discharge is shielded from the view of a traveler on the public highway and occurs at:

    (1) An indoor or outdoor sport shooting range;

    (2) Facilities used for firearm or hunting safety courses sponsored by a unit of government, nonprofit corporation, or commercial enterprise; or

    (3) The business location of any person, firm, retail dealer, wholesale dealer, pawnbroker, or corporation licensed as a firearm dealer pursuant to Chapter 16 of Title 43.

    (d) Any person who violates subsection (b) of the Code section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
     
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