[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Palmyra as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-25-1948 (Ch. 26, Art. I of the 1971 Code)]
Except as hereinafter provided, no person shall fire or discharge any pistol, revolver, rifle, gun or other firearm within the Borough of Palmyra.
Nothing in this article shall be construed as prohibiting the discharging of firearms by the following persons:
Federal, state, county or municipal officials or employees in the performance of their duty;
Members of any branch of the military service of the United States or of the National Guard when on duty;
Members of any branch of the military service of the United States, National Guard, American Legion or other similar organizations when discharging firearms during memorial services or celebrations;
Members of any duly authorized military organization, National Guard, American Legion, government civilian rifle club duly organized in accordance with rules prescribed by the national board for the promotion of rifle practice, or other similar organizations when engaged in target practice, but all such target practice shall be limited to places situated west of State Highway Route S-41;
Any person having a hunting license, except within 300 feet of any buildings; and
Members of sportsmen's clubs or gun clubs when shooting blue rock or while engaged in other target practice, but such target practice shall be limited to places situate west of said Route S-41.
Any person who shall violate this article shall, upon conviction, be punished by a fine not exceeding $25 or by imprisonment in the county jail for a term not exceeding 10 days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate by whom such conviction is had.
[Adopted 8-21-1957 (Ch. 26, Art. II of the 1971 Code)]
No person shall shoot, discharge or propel any arrow, metal ball, pellet or other projectile by use of any bow, longbow, crossbow, slingshot, spring gun, air gun or other similar device within the Borough of Palmyra, except upon a properly located and constructed archery range which has been approved as to safety of location and construction by the Chief of Police of said Borough.
Any person convicted of violating any of the provisions of this article shall be liable to a penalty of no more than $25 or imprisonment for a term not exceeding 15 days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate before whom such conviction shall be had, but the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to hear and determine any violation of this article by any minor under 18 years of age in accordance with N.J.S.A. 2A:4-14.
Editor's Note: N.J.S.A. 2A:4-14 was repealed by L. 1973, c. 306. See now N.J.S.A. 2A:4A-23 and 2A:4A-24.