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City Police Releases Reminder on Air Guns

June 6th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

The Cumberland Police Department has responded to an increased number of incidents involving the use of Orbeez Guns, and would like to remind the public that they are prohibited under City Ordinance 11-94. The City Ordinance indicates that no person shall discharge, fire or shoot any air gun, spring gun, bb gun, paintball gun, airsoft gun, bow or crossbow or any other similar contrivance manufactured and calculated to discharge any shot or missile within the city, and no person shall possess any such weapon upon any of the streets or alleys of the city; provided, however, that this provision shall not prohibit the discharge of a paintball gun or airsoft gun on any property where paintball and/or airsoft competitions are permitted by the property owner. Notwithstanding the foregoing, a holder of a wildlife control permit issued pursuant to COMAR 08.03.15 may apply to the chief of police for a permit to utilize a bb gun or air gun on a single day for bona fide pest control work-related purposes, provided the applicant is able to provide proof of satisfactory insurance coverage. The chief of police shall give due consideration to safety issues in determining whether to issue a permit or whether to impose conditions on its issuance.