Chapter 9.55


9.55.010    Written consent required to supply airgun or slingshot to minor.

9.55.020    Written consent to be kept as evidence.

9.55.030    Unlawful use of air guns – Penalty.

9.55.040    Violation – Misdemeanor.

*Code reviser’s note: For additional provisions see KMC 9.05.500.

9.55.010 Written consent required to supply airgun or slingshot to minor.

It is unlawful for any person outside the boundaries of the City of Kenmore to sell, barter, hire, loan or give or permit to be sold, bartered, hired, loaned or given to any minor under the age of 18 years, or knowingly to permit such minor to use or have in possession, any spring gun, air gun, or any ammunition for such a gun, or any sling or slingshot, without having first obtained the written consent or permission of the parent or guardian having the custody or control of the minor. [Ord. 02-0131 § 1; Ord. 01-0101 § 55(2) (KCC 12.78.030).]

9.55.020 Written consent to be kept as evidence.

Any person required by the provisions of KMC 9.55.010 to secure the written consent or permission therein required shall keep the writing evidencing the consent or permission in his possession for a period of one year. His failure or refusal within that time to permit any peace officer, upon demand, to inspect said writing shall be prima facie evidence of his violation of the provisions of said KMC 9.55.010. [Ord. 02-0131 § 1; Ord. 01-0101 § 55(2) (KCC 12.78.040).]

9.55.030 Unlawful use of air guns – Penalty.

A. Any person who points or shoots an air gun at any person or at the property of another, or who aims or discharges such weapon in the direction of the person or residence of another, while within such range as to cause or inflict injury to the person or damage the property of another, is guilty of a misdemeanor and, in addition to any other punishment imposed, the court shall order the weapon to be confiscated and disposed of in accordance with statutes or ordinances governing the disposal of confiscated or found weapons.

B. “Air gun” shall mean any air gun, air pistol, air rifle, BB gun and toy or other guns designed or modified and used to propel, by compressed air or spring-loaded plunger, any pellet, dart, hard-tipped arrow, bean, pea, BB, rock or other hard substances a distance of more than 25 feet with sufficient force to break windows or inflict injury upon persons or animals. [Ord. 01-0101 § 62.]

9.55.040 Violation – Misdemeanor.

Any person violating or failing to comply with any provisions of this chapter shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor as defined by the laws of the State of Washington and upon conviction thereof shall be subject to such punishment as is provided by the laws of the State of Washington upon conviction for a misdemeanor. [Ord. 02-0131 § 1; Ord. 01-0101 § 55(2) (KCC 12.78.050).]