[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen (now Town Council) of the Town of North Branford 6-3-1942. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The discharge, firing or use of all firecrackers or any or all fireworks and all pistols, cannons or other appliances containing blank cartridges or caps is hereby prohibited in the Town of North Branford.
The Board of Selectmen, however, upon written application, may grant permission for such display of fireworks, provided that, in its opinion, such display shall be of such a character and so located as not to constitute a hazard to surrounding property nor endanger any person or persons.
The sale of fireworks at retail and the storage or sale of fireworks at wholesale is prohibited, except as herein provided.
No provision of this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the manufacture, storage and transportation of pistols, firearms, ammunition and explosives in compliance with the laws of the State of Connecticut.
No provision of this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the possession or use of signaling devices necessary for the safe operation of railroads or aircraft, or for air-raid warnings.
No provision of this chapter shall be deemed to prohibit the use of firearms used in hunting as permitted under the laws of the State of Connecticut.
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall be deemed a misdemeanor and any person found guilty of such violation shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.) nor more than twenty-five dollars ($25.) for each day's violation of said chapter.
The First Selectman may remove or cause to be removed, at the owner's expense, all stocks of fireworks or other combustibles exposed for sale or held in stock in violation of this chapter.