[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Hopatcong 3-4-1976. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person or persons shall fire, discharge or carry any loaded gun, pistol or firearm within 450 feet of any public building, parks, grounds or private dwelling or other building used for human habitation within the Borough of Hopatcong.
This chapter shall not apply to any police officer, game officer, peace officer or guard or any person authorized to carry a pistol or firearm in connection with his or her work.
Air guns and air pistols, BB guns or pellet guns are not subject to this chapter.
The discharge of any gun, pistol or firearm shall be permitted within a radius of 450 feet of any dwelling for what is commonly described as "target practice"; provided, however, the person discharging said gun, pistol or firearm or the person in charge of said target practice has secured written permission of the owner or lessee of said dwelling and has on his possession at the time of said target practice the aforesaid written permission of the owner or lessee of said dwelling, except that target practice areas now existing on Lot 3, Block 50001, and Lot 1, Block 50002, shall be exempt from the requirement to secure written permission from dwelling owners or lessees within 450 feet; and provided, further, that no projectile fired at the target area shall pass through, over or around said target area safety zone.
Indoor target ranges shall not be subject to the requirements of § 112-3B, except that they must meet the same safety standards for stopping projectiles as stated in said exemption.
Public hunting on municipally owned property pursuant to the requirements set forth in Chapter 100, Article I, entitled "Hunting on Municipally Owned Property," and in accordance with all of the laws, rules and regulations of the State of New Jersey and the Borough of Hopatcong.
[Added 9-16-2015 by Ord. No. 27-2015]
Any individual, person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall for each and every violation be subject to a fine of not more than $500 or to imprisonment in the county jail for not more than 90 days, or both, in the discretion of the Magistrate before whom a conviction may be had. Each offense as set forth in § 112-1 shall constitute a separate violation.