[Ord. No. 207, passed 6-3-1952]
It shall be and is hereby declared to be unlawful for any person or persons, except duly constituted police and peace officers while acting in the discharge of their official duties as such, to discharge firearms of any kind within the territorial limits of the Township.
[Ord. No. 238, passed 10-10-1957]
This chapter shall not apply to the following:
The discharge of firearms when discharged at or within the boundaries of any rifle, pistol or other firing range which may be hereafter established within the said Township, provided, however, that written application for the erection and operation of such range shall have first been made to the Board, setting forth the location, detailed plans and specifications of the construction thereof, type and size of firearms to be operated therein and such other pertinent information as may be required by the Board and, provided further, that the Board shall by resolution have first approved said range as to location, construction, type and size of firearms to be permitted and the days and hours of operation of such range and shall have caused the Secretary-Manager to issue a permit to the owners or operators thereof authorizing the discharge of firearms therein in the manner and at the time specified in such resolution.
The discharge of a shotgun, loaded with shells or cartridges containing only pellets and propellant charge, by any person licensed as a hunter by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, or any duly authorized department of commission thereof, while such person shall be actually engaged in the hunting of small game during any small-game hunting season as established by law or by any such department or commission, provided, however, that this exception shall not be construed to permit the discharge of any firearm at any time or in any place or manner otherwise prohibited by law or by regulation of any such department or commission.
[Ord. No. 134, passed 3-20-1935]
It shall be unlawful for any person or corporation to sell, offer for sale, or expose for sale, or have in his, her or its possession, with intent to sell, use, discharge or cause to be discharged, ignited, fired or otherwise set in action, within the limits of the Township, any fireworks, firecrackers, sparklers, cannons using gunpowder for ignition, or other pyrotechnics, except in compliance with the provisions of this chapter.
[Ord. No. 134, passed 3-20-1935; Ord. No. 437, passed 2-12-1997]
Permits for the public display of fireworks by properly qualified individuals, firms or corporations, or by such officials under the direct supervision of experts, may be issued by the Board in such form as may be prescribed by the Board upon furnishing such information as the Board and Chief of the Fire Department may require, and provide that such display or displays shall be of such character and so located, discharged or fired as in the opinion of the Chief of the Fire Department of the Township, after proper inspection, shall not be hazardous to property or endanger any person or persons, and provided further, that the application for such license be made 30 days in advance of the date of such display. The application for such a license shall be accompanied by an application fee in such amount as shall be established from time to time by resolution of the Board of Commissioners.
[Enacted at time of codification.]
The penalty for violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall be in accordance with § 120.07 of the Codified Ordinances.