[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Dedham as Ch. 13, Secs. 10, 31, 35, and 56, of the 1996 By-laws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall at any time fire India crackers, torpedoes, or other explosive articles, or discharge any firearms, cannon or swivel in any street or way, or near any dwelling house, except in performance of some legal duty.
No person shall fire or discharge any gun, fowling-piece, or firearm within 200 feet of any street in the Town of Dedham or on any private grounds, except with the consent of the owner thereof; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the use of such weapons at any military exercise or in the lawful defense of the person, family, or property of any citizen.
No person shall have in possession any toy pistol, cap pistol or device for throwing missiles of any kind, with intent to use the same to the injury of persons or property, nor display such so as to disturb the peace or endanger the public health, safety or welfare upon any public way of the Town.
No firm or business shall sell or offer for sale, possess or use or attempt to use or give away, any toy or imitation pistol or revolver which substantially duplicates an actual pistol or revolver, unless said imitation or toy pistol or revolver shall be colored in colors other than black, silver, blue or aluminum, and further provided that the barrel of said toy or imitation shall be closed with the same material of which imitation is made. It shall not be a violation of this section to possess an imitation pistol or revolver for use in a theatrical or television production.