Borough of Folcroft, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Folcroft 11-21-2006 by Ord. No. 990 (Ch. 6, Part 3, of the 2006 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Except in necessary defense of person and property and except as provided in § 274-3 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Borough.
It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, BB 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 Borough, except as provided in § 274-3 of this chapter, and except on a target range which is properly constructed to trap or stop the projectile as ascertained by the Borough Manager.
This chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Persons licensed to hunt in this commonwealth while actually engaged in hunting where permitted under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. 
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.
C. 
Any law enforcement officer when used in the discharge of his official duties.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter, upon conviction thereof, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation of this chapter continues shall constitute a separate offense.