[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Cheltenham 5-16-2018 by Ord. No. 2369-18. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: Former Ch. 143, Firearms, adopted 12-29-1977 by Ord. No. 1431 as §§ 11-4 and 11-5 of the Cheltenham Code, as amended, was repealed 12-17-2014 by Ord. No. 2293-14.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Shall have the definition given to it by 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6102. If the definition of “firearm” set forth in 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6102 is amended after the effective date of this chapter, this definition shall be automatically amended to reflect the definition of “firearm” in 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 6102.
- Verbal or written communication to the Cheltenham Township Police Department that a firearm is lost or stolen and which results in a written report prepared by the Police Department.
Any person who is the owner of a firearm, last known to be located within Cheltenham Township, which is lost or stolen is required to report the loss or theft of the firearm to the Cheltenham Township Police Department within 72 hours after discovery of the loss or theft. Failure to so report a lost or stolen firearm is a violation of this section subject to the penalties set forth under this chapter.
Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this chapter shall be liable, upon conviction therefor for each firearm, to a penalty not exceeding $1,000 for each count and every offense, and in default of payment, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days. Such penalties shall be prosecuted and collected before any Magisterial District Judge as like penalties are now by law prosecuted and collected.