Town of Newton, NJ
Sussex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Council of the Town of Newton 6-8-1970 as Sec. 5-6 of the Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any firearms within the Town of Newton.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
Includes any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle, air gun, air pistol, or any instrument from which any shot, bullet, or other missile is propelled.
This chapter shall not be intended to include any person authorized to discharge a firearm by reason of his membership in any police department or other law enforcement agency, or any peace officer or other person authorized by law to carry and discharge firearms in the carrying out of their duties, or the discharge of a firearm for any lawful purpose; nor is this section intended to apply to any firearms demonstration, shooting match, course in gun safety, or other event wherein the discharge of firearms occurs and where such event has been approved by the Town Council.
Any person violating the provisions of this chapter shall be punishable as provided in Chapter 1, Article III, General Penalty.
Editor's Note: Added at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).