[HISTORY: Adopted by the Special Town Meeting of the Town of North Reading 3-21-1955 by Art. 5, approved 4-5-1955, as amended 10-17-1977 ATM by Art. 15, approved 2-28-1978, and 10-2-1989 ATM by Art. 9, approved 12-7-1989. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall, except as authorized or required by law, fire or discharge any gun, fowling piece or other firearms, or an air rifle in the Town of North Reading, but provisions of this section shall not apply to the Chief of Police or other police officers in the performance of their duties nor to the use of such weapons at any military exercises or any established rifle range or in the lawful defense of the person, family, or property of any citizens nor to the rights and privileges of an owner or lessee of land as set forth in Chapter 131, Section 37 of the General Laws.
Whoever violates the provisions of § 68-1 shall be punished by a fine of twenty-five dollars ($25.00) for the 1st offense and fifty dollars ($50.00) for 2nd and subsequent offenses.