[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Rahway as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 307.
Article I Firearms
Article II Cigarette Lighters Which Have the Appearance of Weapons
[Adopted 7-9-1984 by Ord. No. A-12-84 as Ch. 98 of the 1984 Code]
No person shall fire, discharge or set off any revolver, pistol, gun, cannon or firearm of any description using cartridges or gun powder for ammunition.
Nothing contained in Subsection A of this section shall be construed to extend to any of the following:
Any military maneuvers.
Any authorized target practice.
The explosion of dynamite or similar material used for blasting purposes under proper supervision.
Any police officer in line of duty.
The use of said firearms by any person lawfully authorized to use same for the protection of his person or property.
Any person who violates any provision of this article shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine not exceeding $500, or by imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days, or both.
[Adopted 6-11-1997 by Ord. No. O-26-1997]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- CIGARETTE LIGHTER
- Any mechanical device which is used in the lighting of cigars, pipes or cigarettes.
- Any instrument or device for use in attack or defense in combat, fighting or war; including but not limited to a sword, knife, firearm, hand grenade, rifle or gun.
It shall be unlawful for any person, partnership, firm or corporation to sell, distribute or make available in any manner whatsoever a cigarette lighter which has the appearance of a weapon of any kind. It shall also be unlawful for any person or persons to buy, carry or have in his possession a cigarette lighter which has the appearance of a weapon.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall, upon conviction thereof before the Municipal Court Judge of the City of Rahway, be subject to a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 90 days in the county jail or both upon the discretion of said Municipal Court Judge.