Chapter 9.24


9.24.010    Discharging pistol or firearm within the townsite service area.

9.24.020    Obstructing highways and other public passages.

9.24.030    Disrupting meetings and processions.

9.24.010 Discharging pistol or firearm within the townsite service area.

A. It is unlawful for any person to fire or discharge, within the limits of the townsite service area, any pistol, gun, rifle, air rifle, or other firearm, other than a police officer in the lawful performance of the officer’s duty.

B. Notwithstanding subsection (A) of this section, it is not unlawful to discharge a firearm at a rifle range, target shooting range, trap shooting range, or other area that is posted for such purpose; providing, that the chief of police has approved the area as being safe for such purpose; and providing, that such shooting is adequately supervised and safely conducted.

C. In addition, migratory water fowl may be hunted in the area identified on the most current map on display in the clerk’s office and determined by the following boundaries:

1. South of the Haines Highway between the airport and Wellfield Road continuing along the property line of parcel C-HY-01-0120;

2. North of the Chilkat River, east of the airport;

3. East of the airport between the Chilkat River and the Haines Highway; and

4. West of Wellfield Road between the Chilkat River and the Haines Highway.

When actively engaged in hunting activities, hunters shall remain 200 yards south of a line running roughly east and west from the east end of Runway 08 of the Haines airport. (Ord. 07-12-174 § 4)

9.24.020 Obstructing highways and other public passages.

A. It is unlawful for a person, having no legal privilege to do so, to purposely or recklessly obstruct any highway or other public passage, whether alone or with others, and to persist in so doing after warning by a law officer. However, no person shall be deemed guilty of recklessly obstructing in violation of this subsection solely because of a gathering of persons to hear the person speak or otherwise communicate, or solely because of being a member of such a gathering.

B. It is unlawful for a person in a gathering to refuse to obey a reasonable official request or order to move:

1. To prevent obstruction of a highway or other public passage; or

2. To maintain public safety by dispersing those gathered in dangerous proximity to a fire or other hazard.

C. An order to move, addressed to a person whose speech or other lawful behavior attracts an obstructing audience, shall not be deemed reasonable if the obstruction can be readily remedied by police control of the size or location of the gathering.

D. For purposes of this section, “obstruct” means render impassable in a manner that poses unreasonable inconvenience or hazard.

9.24.030 Disrupting meetings and processions.

It is unlawful for a person to prevent, obstruct, or disrupt a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering, or to do any act tending to prevent, obstruct, or disrupt such an activity, or to make any utterance, gesture, or display at a lawful meeting, procession, or gathering that would offend the sensibilities of a reasonable person under the circumstances.