[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Mantua 7-25-1989 (Ch. 77 of the 1978 Code); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
Firearms in parks — See Ch. 291.
The discharge of any firearms, bow and arrow, crossbow, slingshot, air gun, spring gun, gas gun or any other device which impels a projectile through the use of force is prohibited in the Township of Mantua.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to:
Any duly appointed law officer in the course of his or her official duty.
The use of firearms when necessary for the preservation of human life.
The use of firearms when hunting in conformity with the applicable laws and regulations of the State of New Jersey.
Use of a firearm on a licensed pistol, rifle or firearm range and under the supervision of the Police Department.
Any person, entity or corporation who or which violates any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be punishable by one or more of the following: imprisonment in the county jail or any place provided by the municipality for the detention of prisoners for a term up to but not exceeding 90 days or by a fine of not less than $100 and not more than $2,000 or by a period of community service up to but not exceeding 90 days, or any combination of the above.
Each day that a violation exists, occurs or continues shall constitute a separate offense for the purpose of imposing the penalties referred to above.