[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Town Council of the Borough of Chambersburg 11-22-1978 by Ord. No. 78-32. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall, except in necessary defense of person or property, fire or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Borough of Chambersburg, unless granted advance permission in writing by the Chief of Police, as hereinafter provided.
The Chief of Police or other members of the police force designated by him may grant permission in writing to permit persons to discharge a gun or other firearm within the Borough of Chambersburg for the purpose of shooting or frightening birds which have become nuisances, rats, or other animal pests, or for the purpose of maintaining a shooting range for target practice, or for participating in public events where firing or discharging a gun or other firearm may be appropriate, all of which permits shall be subject to such conditions and restrictions as may be indicated in the written permission granted, and to fire or discharge a gun or other firearm in violation of any such conditions or restrictions shall be a violation of this chapter. All such permits may be revoked by the Chief of Police.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to members of federal, state or local law enforcement agencies, when engaged in the performance of their duties within the Borough of Chambersburg, nor to the use of starter pistols for the purpose of starting or officiating at athletic events, use in dramatic productions, or other similar events.
In the event that any of the provisions of this chapter are in conflict with any laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania dealing with the use of firearms while hunting, then the provisions of this chapter shall not apply and the provisions of the state law shall prevail.
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of $75 and costs of prosecution or undergo imprisonment not to exceed 30 days.