Borough of Denver, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Denver 4-8-1996 by Ord. No. 475 (Ch. 6, Part 3 of the 1996 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Conduct — See Ch. 89.
Except in necessary defense of person and property and except as provided in § 106-3 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire, or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Borough of Denver.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, B-B gun, bow and arrow, or similar device, or any implement that is not a firearm but which impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm, at any place within the Borough of Denver, except as provided in § 106-3 of this chapter.
This chapter shall not apply to:
Persons licensed to hunt in this commonwealth while actually engaged in hunting where permitted under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania;
Members of any organization incorporated under laws of this commonwealth engaged in target shooting upon the grounds or property belonging to or under the control of such organization;
Those individuals under instruction at the Cocalico High School training course; and
Any law enforcement officers when used in the discharge of their official duties.
[Amended 7-29-2013 by Ord. No. 612]
Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 and costs, and in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Upon summary conviction, the person found guilty may be assessed reasonable attorneys’ fees incurred by the Borough in the enforcement proceedings in accordance with Section 3321(6) of the Borough Code.[1]
Editor’s Note: See 53 P.S. § 48321(6).