[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Upper Saddle River as Section 4-7 of Ch. IV of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Hunting in parks and playgrounds — See Ch. 98.
No person shall engage in hunting for game with firearms or weapons of any description during either the open or closed seasons within the territorial limits of the Borough, provided that this prohibition shall not apply to persons engaged in target practice by the use of bow and arrow.
No person shall discharge, set off or fire any gun, pistol or firearm, except as used against rats, vermin or predatory animals on property owned or leased by him, or any rocket, firecrackers, torpedo, squib or other fireworks or combustible thing in any street or public or private place in the Borough, unless specifically authorized in writing by the Chief of Police or other officer in charge of the Police Department; but in no instance shall the Chief of Police or the officer in charge authorize the discharge of any weapon which is illegal to discharge by any other law.
[Amended 5-8-1986 by Ord. No. 8-86]
Fireworks shall be regulated as provided in Article 27 of the BOCA Basic/National Fire Prevention Code/1984.
Within the meaning of this chapter, the carrying of a loaded rifle, shotgun or pistol within the Borough shall be deemed prima facie evidence of hunting therein.
The use of a shotgun, rifle, pistol or other firearm by any police officer, constable or other duly constituted officer under the laws of the State of New Jersey or the United States of America, in the performance of his official duty, shall not be considered a violation of this chapter.
The use of any such firearm or weapon at a rifle or target range, approved in writing by the Chief of Police or other officer in charge of the Police Department, and the carrying of such firearm or weapon unloaded to and from the rifle or target range shall not be considered a violation of this chapter.
The use of any such firearm or weapon for trap- or skeet shooting, approved in writing by the Chief of Police or other officer in charge of the Police Department, and the carrying of such firearm or weapon unloaded to and from the scene of the trap- or skeet shooting shall not be considered a violation of this chapter. The power is hereby reserved unto the officer to rescind the approval at any time.
[Added 5-8-1986 by Ord. No. 8861
Maximum penalty. For violation of any provision of this chapter, the maximum fine shall be in accordance with § 1-15 of this Code.
[Amended 9-8-1988 by Ord. No. 16-88]
Separate violations. Except as otherwise provided, each and every day in which a violation of any provision of this chapter exists shall constitute a separate violation.
Application. The maximum penalty stated in this section is not intended to state an appropriate penalty for each and every violation. Any lesser penalty, including a nominal penalty or no penalty at all, may be appropriate for a particular case or violation.