[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Sharon as Art. 10, §§ 10 and 28, of the Town Bylaws. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall set fire to any materials known as "fireworks" or combustible matter, or throw any such lighted fireworks in any of the public ways or streets of the Town, except on such occasions and of such character and kind as the Select Board may by public notice permit; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to any person in the exercise of a duty required or justified by law.
Except as herein provided, no person shall fire or discharge any firearms, rifles, guns, fowling pieces, pistols, or shotguns of any caliber or gauge anywhere within the limits of the Town unless issued a permit to do so by the Chief of Police or his authorized designees, except when the person is discharging a firearm, rifle, gun, fowling piece, pistol, or shotgun on his own property. No permit shall be issued allowing the firing or discharging of a firearm, rifle, gun, fowling piece, pistol, or shotgun within the limits of any private property unless the applicant first obtains the written permission of the property owner or authorized designee.
The provisions of this section shall not apply to any law enforcement officer acting in the performance of his duty, nor the use of a firearm, rifle, gun, fowling piece, pistol, or shotgun in the lawful defense of life or property, or in any military exercise or at any established firing range of a fish and game or sportsmen's club.