[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Spring Garden 10-9-1957 by Ord. No. 11-57 ; amended in its entirety 12-14-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5 (Ch. 6, Part 2, of the 1994 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Except in necessary defense of person and property and except as provided in § 140-3 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Township.
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 Township, except as provided in § 140-3 of this chapter and except on a target range which is properly constructed to trap or stop the projectile, as ascertained by the Chief of Police.
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; and
Any law enforcement officers when used in the discharge of their official duties.
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.