Hiawatha PD: Airsoft guns off limits inside city

(KNZA)--The discharge of airsoft guns, within the city limits of Hiawatha, is against city ordinance.

That reminder is sent in a social media post made by the Hiawatha Police Department, and comes following a related report.

According to the post, Hiawatha Police Officers, Wednesday evening, "took a report for criminal damage to property relative to the discharge of airsoft guns," with the statement adding that "charging these and similar projectile-launching devices within city limits is a Class C misdemeanor offense." The post also points to another similar, recent case, saying that "recently, a parked vehicle [apparently in Hiawatha] was damaged by an airsoft gun, highlighting the potential dangers of improper use."

The social media post lists proper methods for the safe use of airsoft-styled devices, including the reminder that they are not toys, and eye protection should always be worn during their use, so long as its done in allowable areas outside the city limits.

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