City of Harrisburg, PA
Dauphin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Harrisburg as indicated in section histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms possession by minors prohibited: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6110.1.
Sale and use of air rifles: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6304.
Sale or lease to minors: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6302.
Uniform Firearms Act: see Crimes Code, 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6101 et seq.
[Ord. No. 132-1951]
It shall be unlawful for any minor under the age of 18 years to have in his or her possession, except in his or her place of residence, any firearm, flobert rifle, air gun, spring gun or any implement which impels with force a metal pellet of any kind, unless said minor is accompanied by an adult.
[Ord. No. 16-1971[1]]
No person shall fire any cannon, gun, rifle, pistol, toy pistol, or firearms of any kind within the City, except at supervised firing ranges in bona fide educational institutions accredited by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and with the approval of the Mayor or Chief of Police, or at a firing range operated by the Bureau of Police.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).
Ord. No. 20-1910
No person within the City shall sell, offer for sale, have in his or her possession or custody, or fire or explode any toy pistol, squib, rocket, cracker, Roman candle, fire balloon or other combustible firework or any article for the making of pyrotechnic display. However, nothing contained herein shall prohibit municipal authorities from giving pyrotechnical displays of fireworks in the public parks.
[Added 4-29-2009 by Ord. No. 4-2009]
Any person who is the owner of a firearm that is lost or stolen shall report the loss or theft of that firearm to an appropriate local law enforcement official within 48 hours after discovery of the loss or theft
For the purpose of this section, the term "firearm" shall be defined as any pistol or revolver with a barrel length less than 15 inches, any shotgun with a barrel length less than 18 inches or any rifle with a barrel length less than 16 inches, or any pistol, revolver, rifle or shotgun with an overall length of less than 26 inches. The barrel length of a firearm shall be determined by measuring from the muzzle of the barrel to the face of the closed action, bolt, or cylinder, whichever is applicable.
[Amended 4-29-2009 by Ord. No. 4-2009[1]]
Any person who violates the provisions of this chapter shall be subject to Chapter 3-399, Penalty, of these Codified Ordinances.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1-303).