Borough of Ephrata, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Ephrata at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Peace and good order — See Ch. 227.

§ 173-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
FIREARM
Includes but is not limited to any gun, shotgun, rifle, handgun, pistol, pellet gun, BB gun, crossbow, bow and arrow, slingshot or any other device which impels a projectile through the use of force.

§ 173-2 Discharge restricted.

No person shall fire or discharge any firearm within the Borough of Ephrata, subject to the following exceptions:
A. 
The use of firearms shall be permitted by any duly appointed law officer in the course of his or her official duties.
B. 
The use of firearms shall be permitted when necessary for the preservation of human life, as authorized in the Pennsylvania Crimes Code (18 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.).
C. 
The use of a bow and arrow or crossbow shall be permitted on property owned by the Borough of Ephrata, where so designated by Ephrata Borough Council.

§ 173-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person, firm or corporation who or which shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), plus costs of prosecution, and in default of payment thereof, shall be imprisoned for a term not to exceed thirty (30) days. Every day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.