Township of Butler, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler 11-1-1965 by Ord. No. 379 as Ch. V, Sec. 2, of the 1965 Code; amended in its entirety 10-5-1998 by Ord. No. 765. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 172-1 Findings.

The Board of Commissioners of the Township of Butler finds that the indiscriminate discharge of firearms is dangerous to the residents of the Township and that the restriction of such indiscriminate discharge of firearms is in the public interest.

§ 172-2 Use of firearms restricted.

No person, except law enforcement officers in pursuit of their duties, shall fire or discharge any gun or other firearm at any place within the Township of Butler, except in necessary defense of person or property or except when lawfully engaged in hunting.

§ 172-3 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof by a District Justice, be sentenced to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $1,000 and costs of prosecution and, in default of payment of such fine and costs, to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 30 days.