[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Baldwin 12-3-1956 by Ord. No. 116.; amended in its entirety 12-17-2019 by Ord. No. 905. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- BOW AND ARROW
- All bows and arrows capable of causing personal injury or property damage.
- An instrument used in the propulsion of shot, shell, bullet or any other object by the action of gun powder exploded, explosive powder or the expansion of gas therein.
The use or discharge of any bow and arrow or firearm within the Borough is prohibited.
It shall be unlawful at any time for any person to hunt for wild birds or wild animals of any kind or to shoot or discharge any firearm, bow and arrow, or other deadly weapon within the area of the Borough of Baldwin while engaged in the hunting of wild birds or wild animals, except for lawful hunting referred to below in § 102-3E.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following uses or activities involving firearms and/or bows and arrows where otherwise legal:
Authorized law enforcement officers acting in their line of duty or in training.
Discharging of firearms in the defense of persons or property.
Discharging of firearms or bow and arrow by members of a duly organized gun, rifle or archery club, or their bona fide guests, or of military organizations, upon the ranges of such clubs or organizations under the control and supervision of the duly constituted officers of such clubs or organizations, or by the patrons of commercial ranges.
Firearm or archery instruction operated by a civic or school program, or an organization incorporated under the laws of the commonwealth, upon the grounds or property belonging to or under the control of such organization.
Any person licensed to hunt in this commonwealth and lawfully engaged in hunting and regulated by the Pennsylvania Game and Wildlife Code, 34 Pa.C.S.A. § 101 et seq.
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall be subject to prosecution before a Magisterial District Judge and, upon conviction, shall be fined not more than $500 plus costs, and in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 30 days. Each day that a violation occurs or is committed shall constitute a separate offense.