[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills by Ord. No. 99:3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The discharge, firing or use of any gun, pistol, rifle or other device of any description that propels an object commonly referred to as a "paintball," or any other object such as a potato cannon, at any place whatsoever within the Township of Parsippany-Troy Hills is hereby specifically prohibited.
The Township Council may, upon proper application being made to it, give permission to a person 16 years of age or older to use a gun or device that discharges a paintball or other object such as a potato cannon for sport or recreation for a specified period of time in certain specified places within the Township, provided that such device shall not be discharged within 150 feet of any structure or area where others are present. The granting or denial of permission under this section shall be at the complete and sole discretion of the Township Council.
Any person 16 years of age or older desiring to make application under § 279-2 for permission from the Council shall file an application with the Police Department of the Township. The proper application form shall be available at Police Headquarters.
The application shall be investigated by the Police Department, which shall make recommendations to the Township Council at the next regular meeting of the Council, at which time the Council shall take action on the application.
No permission will be given unless the application specifically states where the discharge, firing or use of the gun or device is to take place and for what period of time. If the discharge, firing or use of the gun or device is to take place on land owned by someone other than the applicant (including the parent(s) of an applicant), the application must include specific written permission from the owner(s) of the property authorizing the applicant to use the property for this purpose. The application must also include a copy of the Tax Map showing the size and location of the property upon which the discharge, firing or use of the gun or device is to take place as well as a photograph of the applicant.
The permit will be valid for a specified period of time not to exceed three days. A copy of the permit must be carried at all times when the gun or device is carried or used within the Township.
Any person or persons discharging, firing or using a paintball gun or other device of any description whatsoever contrary to the terms of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine as stated in Chapter 1, § 1-17. The court may also, in its discretion, suspend or revoke the permit of any person convicted hereunder.