Borough of Cresskill, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Cresskill 1-1-1981 by Ord. No. 80-23-780 as Ch. 80 of the 1981 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No hunting with firearms shall at any time in any manner be lawful within the Borough.
No firearms of any kind shall be discharged within the Borough, except for target shooting upon a target range which has been inspected and approved by the Police Committee of the Borough. This section shall, however, not apply to police or law enforcement officers in discharge of their lawful duties nor to citizens actually engaged in the defense of their persons or property in such manner as may be otherwise provided by law.
For the purpose of § 123-2, a person in possession of a discharged firearm at a place where a shot has been fired shall be deemed prima facie to have been the person discharging the firearm.
For the purposes of §§ 123-1 through 123-3, air rifles or weapons throwing projectiles by means of compressed air or spring tension shall be considered to be firearms.
[Amended 4-20-1982 by Ord. No. 82-5-818]
Any resident of the Borough purchasing or selling a firearm of any description within the Borough shall, within five days of the date of the sale, assignment, purchase or transfer, deliver or mail by certified mail, return receipt requested, a completed firearm disclosure form to the office of the Cresskill Chief of Police. The aforementioned firearm disclosure form may be obtained from the Cresskill Police Department.
[Amended 4-20-1982 by Ord. No. 82-5-818[1]]
Any law enforcement officer may apprehend any person found violating this chapter, may issue a summons returnable before the Municipal Court and shall, in addition thereto, impound the firearm and deliver the same to the Judge prior to the date set for the hearing. A person convicted of violating any portion of this chapter shall be punished by a fine not exceeding $1,000 or by imprisonment for a period not exceeding 90 days, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).