Township of Riverside, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside: Art. I, 3-14-1973 as Ord. No. 6-1973; Art. II, 7-26-1967 by Ord. No. 1967-13 as Section 10:1 of the 1967 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]

ARTICLE I
Discharge of Firearms (§ 146-1 — § 146-6) 

ARTICLE II
Peashooters and Slingshots (§ 146-7 — § 146-11) 

[Adopted 3-14-1973 as Ord. No. 6-1973]

§ 146-1
Title. 

§ 146-2
Discharge prohibited. 

§ 146-3
Transportation or possession prohibited. 

§ 146-4
Exceptions. 

§ 146-5
Certain areas exclusively prohibited. 

§ 146-6
Violations and penalties. 

§ 146-1 Title.

This Article shall be known as the "Riverside Township Firearms Control Ordinance of 1973."

§ 146-2 Discharge prohibited.

No person shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within the limits of the Township of Riverside at any time, except as provided in §§ 146-4 and 146-5 of this Article.

§ 146-3 Transportation or possession prohibited.

No person shall carry, transport or possess any loaded gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within the limits of the Township of Riverside at any time, except as provided in §§ 146-4 and 146-5 of this Article.

§ 146-4 Exceptions.

Subject to § 146-5 hereof, the foregoing two sections of this Article shall not apply to:

A. 

Any individual owner of lessee of private land and the members of his immediate family and the directors, officers and employees of any corporate owner or lessee of private land while on such land.

B. 

Any individual person who has received written permission from the owner or lessee of private land and any individual member of a bona fide gun club which is the owner or lessee of private land, with the written permission of an authorized representative of such gun club, while on such land, provided that there shall have been registered with the Police Department of the township the following:

(1) 

The name and address of such individual person or individual members.

(2) 

The name and street address of such owner or lessee.

(3) 

The post office address and lot and block numbers, according to the Township Tax Maps, of such land.

(4) 

Such written permission signed by such owner or lessee or by such authorized representative of a gun club. Such permission and registration shall be valid only:

(a) 

After such permission and registration shall have been fully and accurately entered upon forms prescribed by the Director of Public Safety of the township, and such completed forms shall have been delivered to the Police Department.

[Amended 3-28-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-4]

(b) 

After payment to the Police Department of such fee as may be uniformly prescribed by the Director of Public Safety to defray the cost of registration to the township.

[Amended 3-28-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-4]

(c) 

During such time or times as to which said permission may be expressly limited, but in no case beyond one year from the date of registration.

(d) 

During such times as such individual person or member wears conspicuously on his person such identifying card, badge or tag as the Director of Public Safety may from time to time prescribe and issue.

[Amended 3-28-1994 by Ord. No. 1994-4]

C. 

Any member of the local police force of the Police Department of the township and any other authorized law officer of the township, the State of New Jersey, every county and other agency and subdivision of the State of New Jersey, the federal government and the government of every other state while in the proper discharge of his lawfully authorized duties.

§ 146-5 Certain areas exclusively prohibited.

A. 

No person excepted under § 146-4A or B of this Article shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm or carry, transport or possess any loaded gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm within 450 feet of any dwelling, church, store, schoolhouse, school grounds, barn, garage, filling station, public park, airport, industrial or commercial establishment, municipal waterworks, municipal sewage treatment works and municipal sanitary landfill (excluding the dwellings and accessory buildings of such owner or lessee on such private land) or within 450 feet of any public or school playground or any athletic field.

[Amended 4-11-1973 by Ord. No. 6-1973]

B. 

No person excepted under § 146-4A or B of this Article shall fire or discharge any gun, rifle, pistol or other firearm upon or across any state, county or municipal road or highway.

§ 146-6 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

Any person who shall violate this Article or do any act or thing therein prohibited shall, upon conviction thereof before any judicial officer authorized to hear and determine the matter, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.

[Adopted 7-26-1967 by Ord. No. 1967-13 as Section 10:1 of the 1967 Code]

§ 146-7
Manufacture prohibited. 

§ 146-8
Unlawful sale. 

§ 146-9
Possession prohibited. 

§ 146-10
Use prohibited. 

§ 146-11
Violations and penalties. 

§ 146-7 Manufacture prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to make or manufacture any device such as a peashooter, slingshot or other device for the slinging, shooting or otherwise propelling of any missile or object whatsoever.

§ 146-8 Unlawful sale.

It shall be unlawful for any person to sell or offer for sale any peashooter, slingshot or other device for the slinging, shooting or otherwise propelling of any missile or object whatsoever.

§ 146-9 Possession prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to carry or possess a peashooter, slingshot or other device for the slinging, shooting or otherwise propelling of any missile or object whatsoever.

§ 146-10 Use prohibited.

It shall be unlawful for any person to use any peashooter, slingshot or other device for the slinging, shooting or otherwise propelling of any missile or object whatsoever.

§ 146-11 Violations and penalties.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Article shall, upon conviction thereof, be subject to one or more of the following: a fine not exceeding $1,000; a term of imprisonment not exceeding 90 days; or a period of community service not exceeding 90 days.