[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Burgesses of the Borough of Newtown 10-1-1985. Amendments noted where applicable.]
For purpose of this ordinance:
- The Borough of Newtown.
- PISTOL AND REVOLVER
- Any firearm having a barrel less than twelve inches in length, exclusive of "B.B." pistols or air cartridge pistols.
- RECREATIONAL DISCHARGE
- The discharge of firearms for hunting target shooting or for any purpose not associated with the enforcement of the laws of the United States or the State of Connecticut or the lawful protection by a citizen of his person or property.
- A firearm having a barrel more than twelve inches in length and includes shotguns, but shall not include "B.B" rifles or air cartridge rifles.
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged, including any pistol or rifle, for recreational purposes within the Borough of Newtown.
The provision of this ordinance shall not apply to the ceremonial discharge of pistols or rifles by any sheriff, peace officer or this state, federal marshall or member of the armed forces of the United States while on parade or while participating in any function as a part of which firearms are customarily discharged.
Any person violating any provisions of this ordinance shall be fined the sum of $100 for the first offense and the sum of $200 for any subsequent offense.
The Warden of the Borough, or his designee or designees shall be charges with the enforcement of the provisions of this ordinance and shall develop approximate procedures for its enforcement and the collection of fines levied.
This ordinance shall become effective on October 1, 1985.