[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury 2-6-1951 by Ord. No. 86 (Ch. 35 of the 1973 Code); amended in its entirety 9-7-2010 by Ord. No. 948. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 174.
The discharge of any firearms, bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, air gun, spring gun, gas gun or any other device which impels a projectile through the use of force is prohibited in the Borough of Shrewsbury.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
Any duly appointed law officer in the course of his or her official duty.
The use of firearms when necessary for the preservation of human life.
The use of firearms on a licensed pistol, rifle or firearm range and under the supervision of the Police Department.
The discharge of a long bow, recurve bow, compound bow or crossbow in compliance with the Police Department's discharge permit program.
The Mayor and Council of the Borough of Shrewsbury does hereby grant to the Chief of Police of the Borough of Shrewsbury authority to grant specific permission to a person, for limited periods of time, in certain areas of the Borough of Shrewsbury, to discharge a long bow, recurve bow, compound bow or crossbow for the management of the deer population. The authority to grant permission under this section shall lie in the discretion of the Chief of Police of the Borough of Shrewsbury.
Any person, firm or corporation violating any of the provisions of this chapter shall, upon conviction, be subject to a fine not exceeding $1,250, a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days, or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days, or any combination thereof.