City of Linwood, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of City of Linwood 4-10-1974 by Ord. No. 4-1974. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 145-1 Possession or discharge of firearms and weapons prohibited.

No person shall discharge, nor shall any person have in his possession any loaded firearm, crossbow, slingshot, air gun, spring gun, gas gun or weapon of any other kind, nature or description while within 600 feet of any occupied dwelling, school, school playground, or municipal park or building within the City of Linwood. The provisions of this section shall be subject to § 145-2.

§ 145-2 Exceptions.

Section 145-1 of this chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Law enforcement officers of any governmental agency while in the performance of their duties.
B. 
Members of any legally recognized military organization while in the performance of their duties.
C. 
Members of government or civilian rifle or pistol clubs duly organized in accordance with the rules prescribed by the National Board for the Promotion of Rifle Practice or the National Rifle Association, in going to or from their several places of target practice, and carrying firearms necessary for such practice, provided such firearms are unloaded, and in discharging firearms as part of such practice, provided that a copy of the club charter is filed with the Chief of Police and that the practice range, if within the City, is approved by the Chief of Police as complying with the nationally recognized standards for such ranges.
D. 
Privately employed security personnel who are authorized by law to carry firearms, while in the performance of their duties.
E. 
Persons engaged in skeet or trap shooting on ranges approved by the Chief of Police as complying with recognized standards for such ranges.
F. 
Persons lawfully using firearms or other weapons in the protection of person or property.