Township of Radnor, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Radnor 2-25-1974 by Ord. No. 1564 as Ch. 74 of the 1974 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 180-1 Definitions.

As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
GAME
All wild birds and wild animals, whether protected or unprotected under the game laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, found in a wild state.
WRITTEN PERMISSION
A writing, signed and dated by the owner or tenant in possession of land, which shall state the full name of the grantee of the permit. Such "written permission" shall be clearly legible, shall have no alterations or additions, shall be carried by the grantee of the permit and shall be exhibited by said grantee to all law enforcement officials and owners and occupiers of adjacent land upon demand. Only persons named as grantees of permission in such writing shall be authorized, and if more than one person is named, each such person shall carry a copy of the permit. The signature of the owner or tenant in possession of land shall first be confirmed by the Chief of Police of the Township of Radnor or his designee, and upon authentication, said "written permission" shall be countersigned by the Chief of Police of the Township of Radnor or his designee.
[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]

§ 180-2 Written permission required.

From and after the passage of this article, it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt for, catch, take, wound or kill game of any kind through the use of a gun, pistol, rifle, revolver or bow and arrow within the Township of Radnor without first obtaining written permission therefor from the owner of the land, as hereinabove provided.

§ 180-3 Responsibility for ascertaining boundaries.

Each grantee of permission shall be responsible for ascertainment of boundaries before entering upon land.

§ 180-4 Exceptions.

This article shall not prohibit the owner or tenant or members of their immediate families or their invitees, when accompanied by the owner or tenant, from gunning on their land.

§ 180-5 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]
Any person violating any of the terms of this article shall, upon conviction before a District Justice, be sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.

§ 180-6 Retail sale or possession prohibited.

[Amended 8-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-22]
A. 
It shall be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person, persons, firms or corporations to store, sell, offer or expose for sale at retail or have in their possession with intent to sell at retail or with intent to use within the limits of the Township of Radnor any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, blank gun, paint-ball gun, dart gun or any implement not a firearm which impels with force, or has been modified to impel with force, a pellet or projectile of any kind. A starter-pistol used in conjunction with a legitimate, sanctioned sporting event is permissible under this section. "At retail" shall mean any sale of less than one dozen such articles or any sale to anyone not a bona fide dealer therein.
B. 
It shall also be unlawful for any person or persons to use or display within the limits of the Township of Radnor any replica gun, or to alter any replica gun, in any manner which could create the belief that such a replica gun is an actual firearm.

§ 180-7 Authority to seize and destroy.

[Amended 8-19-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-22]
The Chief of Police of the Township of Radnor is hereby authorized to seize, remove and destroy any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, blank gun, paint-ball gun, dart gun, replica gun or any implement not a firearm which impels with force, or has been modified to impel with force, a pellet or projectile of any kind, which shall be used or discharged within the Township of Radnor or which shall be held and possessed in violation of this article.

§ 180-8 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-13]
Any person or persons, association or corporation violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution, and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 30 days.