[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Kidder 12-8-1987 by Ord. No. 61. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes shotgun, air gun, air pistol, spring gun or pistol, rifles and pistols of any caliber, or any implement which impels with force a pellet of any kind.
Except as herein otherwise provided, it shall be unlawful and it is hereby prohibited for any person or persons to fire or discharge any firearm within the Township of Kidder, Carbon County, Pennsylvania, with the intent to damage or destroy any real or personal property belonging to the Township of Kidder, any public utility company or of any person, persons, firm or corporation, at any time or place within the Township of Kidder, or to endanger the life or limb of any person or persons within the Township of Kidder.
No person shall, except in defense of person or property, or on an approved target range under adult supervision, fire or discharge any firearm within the Township of Kidder.
Nothing herein contained shall prohibit the use of a firearm shot at any time by anyone otherwise lawfully permitted to use the same, during the official Pennsylvania hunting seasons (provided that said gun is not discharged within 200 yards of any building), the use of any type of firearm on an approved target ranger under adult supervision, or use of firearms by any person licensed to carry such firearms for law enforcement purposes.
The Secretary of the Board of Supervisors is hereby authorized to issue permits for outdoor target ranges after the inspection and approval of such ranges by the Supervisors of Kidder Township. Such target range shall have a natural earth backstop of the type and kind approved by the National Rifle Association. Such permits shall be valid for a period of one year from the date of issue, and the fee for such permit shall be set from time to time by resolution of the Board of Supervisors, provided that such a permit once issued may be renewed yearly thereafter for an additional yearly fee upon the written certification of the owner that the target range is in the same location and condition as the previous year. A target range located wholly within a residence or a building used on a lot in connection with a residence may be used in accordance with the terms of this chapter without complying with the permit requirements of this chapter.
Any Township Constable or any police officer lawfully engaged in his law enforcement duties within the Township of Kidder is hereby authorized to seize and confiscate any firearm, as defined herein, which shall be fired or discharged within the limits of the Township of Kidder in violation of this chapter.
Any person who violates or permits a violation of this chapter shall, upon conviction in a summary proceeding brought before a District Justice under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, be guilty of a summary offense and shall be punishable by a fine of not more than $1,000, plus costs of prosecution. In default of payment thereof, the defendant may be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 90 days. Each day or portion thereof that such violation continues or is permitted to continue shall constitute a separate offense, and each section of this chapter that is violated shall also constitute a separate offense.