[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of West Chester 10-8-1980 as Ord. No. 10-1980. Section 56-4 amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I. Other amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as the "Shooting Ordinance of the Borough of West Chester."
For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
- Any pistol, revolver, shotgun, rifle or other instrument which projects an object by an explosive charge.
- The discharge or release of an object, such as but not limited to a projectile or pellets, from any firearm.
Shooting within the Borough of West Chester is prohibited except where a person is actively engaged in the defense of his life or property from peril or threat.
[Amended 5-10-1989 by Ord. No. 11-1989]
The violation of any provision of this chapter shall constitute an offense punishable by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars ($1,000.), plus the costs of prosecution. Such fine and costs shall be collectible before any District Justice just as fines and penalties are now by law collectible.