[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Orange 6-19-1979; amended in its entirety 10-8-2014. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Except as otherwise specifically permitted by law, no person shall discharge a firearm within the Orange town limits, except at a permitted indoor gun range, without first having obtained a permit from the Orange Chief of Police to do so. The owner of any indoor gun range shall not commence business operations until after such owner has first obtained a permit from the Orange Chief of Police.
In determining whether, or under what circumstances, or with what conditions to issue such a permit, the Chief of Police shall consider the purpose for which the discharge of a firearm is intended in the particular case, the type of firearm and ammunition, the location of the proposed activity, and the proximity of the location to structures or areas inhabited or utilized by members of the public, and shall consider how the facts of the particular case relate to potential threats to life, health or property, and to the preservation of public peace, safety and good order.
Such permit, if issued, shall be valid for such period of time and under such conditions as appear on the face of the permit, and may be withdrawn at any time on notice to the holder thereof, if, because of changed conditions, there is found to be a threat of life, health or property, or the public peace, safety and good order.
The Chief of Police shall promulgate reasonable regulations and forms to implement the provisions of the chapter.
Each violation of this chapter shall constitute a separate offense. Any person who violates any provision of this chapter shall be subject to arrest and prosecution by the proper authorities and may be fined an amount not to exceed $100 for each violation.