Borough of Stanhope, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Stanhope 12-27-1976 by Ord. No. 1976-9A. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 105.
[Amended 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-12]
No person shall, within the territorial limits of the Borough of Stanhope, hunt, attempt to hunt or discharge firearms of any type, including rifles, shotguns, pistols, air guns and BB guns, at any time, nor shall any person have in his possession a loaded gun while within 300 feet of any occupied dwelling, except the owner or lessee of such dwelling or a person specifically authorized in writing by such owner or lessee, or within 400 feet of a school playground. The prohibitions provided herein shall also apply to the use of an archery bow, whether utilized for hunting or target practice.
[Amended 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-12]
Nothing in this chapter shall prohibit the use of firearms for the protection of life, person or property. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any pistol, shotgun or rifle range equipped with proper safeguards for the protection of life and property or operated by any club under the control and supervision of the duly constituted officers of such club. All such ranges, however, shall have been inspected by the Chief of Police and the use of such ranges shall have been recommended by him and approved by the Mayor and Council.
The restrictions of this chapter notwithstanding, the Borough Council may from time to time, after having given due regard to the safety and welfare of the residents of the borough, designate areas in which hunting will be permitted, provided that such hunting can be conducted without danger to residents of the borough.
[Amended 5-31-1978 by Ord. No. 1978-9; 6-30-1998 by Ord. No. 1998-8]
Any person violating any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be punishable by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.