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February 22, 1999

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What are the laws regarding target practice with firearms on your own property outside city limits?

While firing a gun inside the city limits is prohibited, there aren't any laws prohibiting the shooting of firearms in the county, said Douglas County sheriff's and district attorney's office representatives.

According to Kansas Statute 21-4217, criminal discharge of a firearm includes shooting a weapon "upon any land or non-navigable body of water of another, without having obtained permission of the owner or person in possession of such land, or upon or from any public road, public road right of way or railroad right of way that adjoins land of another without having first obtained permission of the owner or person in possession of such land."

Douglas County Dist. Atty. Christine Kenney Tonkovich said safety precautions must be followed, and that criminal prosecution could result from injuries or deaths.

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