Municipality of Bethel Park, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted by Ord. No 2-10-69A]
38.1.1. 
Council of the Municipality of Bethel Park shall permit the use of the firing range situate in the Municipal Building of the Municipality of Bethel Park by groups or organizations familiar with firearms.
38.2.1. 
Groups and organizations desiring to use the firing range shall make and file with the Chief of Police an application for the use of the firing range, said application to be completed on a form prescribed by the municipality.
38.3.1. 
All groups and organizations using the firing range must file with the Police Department, prior to the granting of a permit, a policy of liability insurance, issued by a recognized liability carrier, providing minimum limits of $100,000 and maximum limits of $300,000 to protect against any and all damage which may occur to individuals or the property.
38.4.1. 
All groups and organizations must indicate on their application that competent and qualified persons will be present to supervise firing by the group or organization.
38.5.1. 
All groups and organizations using the facilities of the firing range shall execute and file with the municipality a release whereby the municipality shall be relieved from any and all liability for any unforeseen occurrence which may occur during the shooting.
38.6.1. 
All Weapons, ammunition, targets, cleaning equipment, protective ear devices and any and all other paraphernalia must be supplied by the group or organization requesting the use of the firing range.
38.7.1. 
At the conclusion of each firing session, the firing range must be thoroughly policed on departure. The person in charge of the group or organization shall request the Police Department office in charge to inspect the firing range to make certain there is no damage, and if so, to itemize the same.
38.8.1. 
No person under 11 years of age, whether male or female, shall be permitted to actively participate with a weapon and live ammunition within the confines of the firing range.
38.9.1. 
All groups and associations must arrange with the Chief of Police and the firing range officer to select a mutual time when firing-range facilities will be made available to the group or organization. The final decision as to the time and date shall be with the Chief of Police.
38.10.1. 
The Municipality of Bethel Park authorizes the Chief of Police and the range officer to promulgate firing range rules and regulations, which rules and regulations shall govern the use of the firing range and shall be clearly posted within the confines of the firing range. In addition, a copy of the rules and regulations shall be delivered to the applicant at the time application is made. The Chief of Police and the range officer shall promulgate these rules and regulations in order to provide for the safety of the public in the operation of the firing range. A copy of the rules and regulations is attached hereto and made part of this ordinance by reference thereto.
38.11.1. 
Any group or organization violating the rules and regulations shall be penalized by the suspension or revocation of its privilege to use the firing range.
38.12.1. 
Any ordinance or part of ordinance conflicting with the provisions of this ordinance be and the same is hereby repealed to the extent of such conflict.