City of New Castle, DE
New Castle County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by The Mayor and Council of New Castle 12-13-1971 by Ord. No. 200. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Emergency management — See Ch. 28.
[Amended 5-8-2012 by Ord. No. 487]
Subject to the justification defenses set forth in Title 11 of the Delaware Code, the firing or discharge of any firearm, air rifle or pistol within the City of New Castle is hereby prohibited. For purposes of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply:
AIR RIFLE OR PISTOL
Any low-powered rifle or hand gun, including but not limited to a BB gun, that uses compressed air or gas to fire small pellets.
FIREARM
Any small arms weapon, such as a rifle or pistol, from which a projectile is fired by gunpowder.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to a police constable, police officer or other duly appointed police official while acting in the performance of his duties.
[Amended 12-9-1997 by Ord. No. 379; 5-8-2012 by Ord. No. 487]
Any person who shall violate the provisions of § 122-1 of this chapter shall be fined not more than $500 for a first offense. Persons who violate the provisions of § 122-1 of this chapter two or more times shall be subject to a fine of up to $1,000 and imprisonment of up to one year for each such subsequent offense.