Township of Upper Providence, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Upper Providence as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Peace and good order — See Ch. 122.
[Adopted 10-7-1955 by Ord. No. 64]
[Amended 12-7-1962 by Ord. No. 91; 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301; 10-5-1992 by Ord. No. 316A]
No person shall discharge or cause to be discharged or permit to be discharged a rifle, handgun, pellet gun or other mechanism which propels a single projectile with force capable of inflicting bodily harm at any time within the borders of Upper Providence Township.
Nothing contained in this article shall be construed to prevent the legitimate use of firearms by police officers or trap- or skeet shooting where shotguns are used and where, from the point of discharge, there is a clear semicircular range in the direction of fire of not less than 800 feet.
The discharge or the causing to be discharged or the permitting to be discharged of any firearms, air gun, weapons or other devices or mechanisms which propel a projectile with force contrary to the provisions of §§ 107-1 and 107-2 of this article are hereby declared to be public or common nuisances dangerous to life, limb and property and may be summarily abated by any police officer of the township by confiscating the same. Each abatement may be in addition to fines and penalties hereinafter provided for.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this article shall forfeit and pay a fine or penalty of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of such fine and costs, shall be liable to be imprisoned for not more than 30 days.
[Adopted 1-4-1960 by Ord. No. 81]
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Hereafter it shall be unlawful for any person to hunt or gun on premises not owned or leased by said person, unless said person has written permission from the owner or lessee of the premises.
This article shall not prohibit the owner, tenant or lessee or members of the household of such owner, tenant or lessee from hunting or gunning upon land occupied by such owner, tenant or lessee within this township and on which he or they reside.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Any person having obtained written permission from the owner of a premises to hunt or gun thereon must carry said written permission on his person and promptly display such permission on request. Such permission shall be valid only during the year in which it was dated.
[Amended 9-17-1990 by Ord. No. 301]
Any person or persons violating this article shall, upon conviction, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs of prosecution and, in default of the payment of the fine and costs, to undergo imprisonment for a period not to exceed 30 days.