Borough of Zelienople, PA
Butler County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Zelienople 8-12-1958 by Ord. No. 394; amended in its entirety 12-11-1995 by Ord. No. 715 (Ch. 6, Part 3, of the 1995 Code). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Throwing missiles — See Ch. 174, Art. II.

§ 138-1 Discharge of firearms prohibited.

Except in necessary defense of person and property and except as provided in § 138-3 of this chapter, it shall be unlawful for any person to use, fire or discharge any gun or other firearm within the Borough.

§ 138-2 Use of air rifles, bow and arrows, or similar devices restricted.

It shall be unlawful for any person to discharge any air rifle, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, B-B gun, bow and arrow, or similar device, or any implement that is not a firearm but which impels a pellet of any kind with a force that can reasonably be expected to cause bodily harm at any place within the Borough, except as provided in § 138-3 of this chapter, and except on a target range which is properly constructed to trap or stop the projectile, as ascertained by the Chief of Police.

§ 138-3 Exceptions.

This chapter shall not apply to:
A. 
Persons licensed to hunt in this commonwealth while actually engaged in hunting where permitted under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
B. 
Members of any organization incorporated under laws of this commonwealth engaged in target shooting upon the grounds or property belonging to or under the control of such organization.
C. 
Any law enforcement officers when used in the discharge of their official duties.

§ 138-4 Violations and penalties.

Any person who shall violate any provision of this chapter shall, upon conviction thereof, be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $600 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to imprisonment for a term not to exceed 30 days.