Township of Upper Merion, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of Upper Merion Township 8-9-1982 as Ord. No. 82-435. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 6-2-1986 by Ord. No. 86-484]
It shall be unlawful within Upper Merion Township for any person to discharge or cause to be discharged or to permit to be discharged or to carry in pursuit of game with the intent to discharge or carry, etc., any weapon or other device or mechanism which propels a projectile with force. For the purpose of this chapter, the word "weapon" shall include, but shall not be limited to, guns, pistols, rifles, shotguns, carbines and air rifles. Also, for the purpose of this chapter, anyone dressed in hunting clothes, wearing a Pennsylvania hunting license and carrying a weapon into areas where game may be located shall be presumed to have the intent to discharge the weapon.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the official acts of members of any law enforcement agency within the township in the performance of their duties, nor to any approved gun club in Upper Merion Township conducting the activities of trapshooting and target practice; provided, however, that such area is designated of record as an authorized range by the Chief of Police of Upper Merion Township after determination that such activities are to be carried on in an area where the weapons are discharged away from and are directed away from any public street. The legitimate discharge of firearms of the type described by the Pennsylvania State Game Commission, within the boundaries of those areas so designated for hunting and shooting by said Game Commission after public hearing thereon and pursuant to the provisions of the State Game Law of 1937, as amended[1] shall not be prohibited by this chapter.
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Editor's Note: This law was repealed by P.L. 442, No. 93, 7(a), effective July 1, 1987.
[Amended 12-31-1991 by Ord. No. 91-593]
Any person found in violation of the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction in summary proceedings, be sentenced to pay a fine or penalty as set forth in Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III, General Penalty Provisions, to be collected as like fines and penalties are now collectible under law.
Ordinance No. 92 of Upper Merion Township, being the Gunning Ordinance thereof, is hereby repealed in its entirety by the passage of this chapter.